Extraordinary Gentlemen (Mentor)


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4445 East Broad StreetColumbus, OH 43213


The Extraordinary Gentlemen Jr’s Program helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers (Extraordinary Gentlemen) to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the Extraordinary Gentlemen can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting with the Extraordinary Gentlemen Jr’s for the agreed-upon time frame

(i.e., often weekly meetings for at least one year)

  • Act as a resource and guide
  • Work closely with agency staff through phone contact, personal conferences and group meetings
  • Serve as an example/role model
  • Accept and relate to youth who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values
  • Respect the mentee’s right to self-determination and independence

Time Commitment

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Spend a minimum of eight hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
  • Communicate with the mentee weekly
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups,

and program recognition events

Desirable Qualities

  • Willing spirit
  • Openness to cultural differences
  • Good listening skills
  • Patience
  • Sense of humor
  • Commitment

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
  • Attend Extraordinary Gentlemen training sessions as prescribed
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
  • Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • Not use illicit drugs
  • Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner

Matching Process:

Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the young person and the Extraordinary Gentlemen or Queen.

Benefits for Extraordinary Gentlemen (Mentors):

  • Training in communication skills
  • Diversity training and youth development
  • Increased skills in working with youth
  • Insight into the life of a youth and youth culture
  • The privilege of interacting with a young person open to being

guided by an Extraordinary Gentlemen


  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 Saturday Per Month

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