Mentors change lives because relationships matter. A child or teen in foster care living in a group home often endure a chaotic and transient way of life. A mentor is often the only consistent, caring adult in their lives. A steady support in good times and bad, a mentor is often the only "family" a child in foster care knows. 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
- In person contact twice per month, 1yr minimum
- 39 mo. clear MVR, current vehicle registration and insurance