"Whenever I wonder if what I'm doing matters, I just take in the big and genuine smile I get every week, or the little hand in mine as we walk back to the classroom...and I know the relationship matters."
-Seedling Mentor, Spring 2012
You can learn a lot from a child. Seedling Foundation is one of the leading mentoring program in Austin, TX, serving children in Central Texas schools who challenged by parental incarceration with innovative, research driven, school-based mentoring. Mentors meet with their mentees for less than an hour, once a week during the child's lunch. These meetings not only give a child something to look forward to, but also makes your own community stronger. Our program staff works closely with you and the schools to ensure a successful match and continues to support the partnership throughout the year. Mentors commit an average of 30-45 minutes each week for a school year to build a friendship with a child while being a positive role model. Mentors and mentees are matched by common interests, ensuring a healthy and productive relationship. Since 2006, we have served over a 1,600 children. Seedling Foundation mentors express satisfaction and gratitude from participating in our program. They realize that mentoring is for anyone, it's fun, and most of all, it's rewarding. Optional training sessions, orientations, and direct access to a trained Mentor Director are available to ensure that our mentors are well equipped to help a child in need. All it takes to become a mentor is filling out a mentor profile on our website, completing a background check, and attending an orientation session. Our unique research-based training model, Mentor University, equips our prospective mentors with the tools to succeed and get the most out of your relationship.
Change two lives. Become a mentor.
What does mentoring look like? Need more information? Ask us! Feel free to visit our website, call us at 512-323-6371 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. To register to become a mentor and get your matching started, please visit our website, www.seedlingfoundation.org.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Once per week, during students' lunch
- At least one academic year