Would you like to help a local youth? Would you like an excuse to be a kid again? Become a youth mentor! Catholic Charities is currently recruiting mentors to work with 9-12 year-olds in Lake County. Studies show that volunteering a just a few hours a week can have a lifelong impact on a young person. If you are at least 21 years old and are willing to commit just 2 hours a week for a year, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mentoring can be fun and flexible. Once you’ve been matched, you develop a schedule and plan activities that work best for you and your mentee. During the pandemic, all our your interactions will be virtual. We will provide you with ideas and support to help you find the best way to connect with your mentee. Quarterly virtual events that include other mentors and mentees are available too.
Express Interest below to get more information!
According to various educational studies, kids who have mentors have:
Increased high school graduation rates
Lower high school dropout rates
Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
Better attitude about school
Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
Improved behavior, both at home and at school
Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
Improved interpersonal skills
Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use
You can really impact the life of an at-risk child.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent, and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. Catholic Charities is guided by the core values, Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.
Catholic Charities Lake County Services has provided a comprehensive range of social services in four important areas: basic human needs, families and individuals, the needs of children, and senior services.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 22, 2021
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Minimum 1-2 hours a week for one year
Driver's License preferred as it may be needed post-pandemic.