The Lunch Buddies program is one-on-one mentoring with an elementary student, grades K-5. The focus is relationship building between the mentor and the student to develop social and emotional skills through conversation, arts & crafts, sports & games, academic support, and other activities. It’s time to pass the torch to the next generation - a brighter future begins with you!
Be able to commit to at least one school year as a mentor
Spend a minimum of 3 hours per month with the student in a supervised academic setting
Build an encouraging and supportive relationship with one student based on mutual trust and respect
Serve as a positive role model and caring adult by modeling desirable behaviors (i.e. patience, tolerance, active listening, etc.)
Accept and relate to youth who may not share the mentor’s lifestyle and values
Act as a mandated reporter if any child abuse is suspected
Must be at least 21 years of age
Successfully pass a background check
Provide 2 personal references
Complete mentor orientation session prior to starting as a mentor
Be dependable and consistent in meeting time commitments
Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
Find satisfaction in working with youth during formative years of development
Opportunity to serve and share from own life experiences
Opportunity to engage in new experiences, cultures, and meet new people
Be A Mentor is a local Charleston nonprofit organization that offers 3 signature school-based mentoring programs, partnering with 18 schools and organizations throughout the Lowcountry. Be A Mentor enables youth to develop positive relationships with caring adults who empower them to reach their full potential through mentorship.
For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.554.5987.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 hours per month for a school year