The THRIVE Mentor Program is a one-on-one mentor program that matches volunteer mentors to adolescents aging out of foster care who are in need of positive supportive relationships. Youth in this program are 17 and about to turn 18.
THRIVE's goal is to recruit and train mentors to be well versed in the needs of youth who are in the process of transitioning out of foster care. A successful match will help foster care youth thrive and achieve: reduced rates of homelessness and teen pregnancy, increased rates of graduation, job stability, social skills, and healthy adult connections.
Commitment: Matches meet for a minimum of 5 hours a month and are maintained for up to 2 years. This 2 year commitment prepares them for a lifetime of success!
Our Mentors should provide support and guidance for our youth aging out of foster care and help them navigate the aging out process. Mentors should have life and social skills. Specific Trades are not important but providing positive support and encouragement would be a key skill.
Requirements: Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement). Must be able to provide DPS level I fingerprint clearance. Consistent access to dependable and safe transportation. Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
Location: We need mentors throughout the state of Arizona!
Liz Glascom, MS
Program Director, Thrive Mentor Program
Arizona’s Children Association
Office: 602.234.3733 ext. 2593 / Cell: 1-844-747-1533
- Child Development
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
- Youth Services
- Life Coaching
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 5 hours every month for 2 years
- THRIVE Mentor onboarding includes a 5-6 hour training.