AASK Mentors offer counsel and consistency, steadiness and support to children and youth living in non-family settings such as group homes, etc. A mentor may be the only consistent relationship - the only semblance of family - in the life of a child moved from group home to group home. A mentor helps build the self-esteem and self-confidence of a child by sharing in accomplishments and milestones. A mentor encourages the development of new interests, aspirations and skills. Volunteers with the AASK mentoring program are matched with youth from two age groups, based on their personal interests and mentoring skills:
* Younger children (ages 8-15) - Become extended family for the child, joining them in fun activities, helping with homework or just being there when they need to talk.
* Older youth (ages 16-21) - Build a relationship with that youth, helping them develop essential life skills as they transition into adulthood.
Mentoring relationships work. Youth living in foster care who have a mentor have much better outcomes than those without a caring adult in their life. Take the first step and contact us - YOU can make a difference!
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Face to face contact at last twice per month
- At least one year minimum time commitment