Mentor a Youth in Erie County, PA (See Website)


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1611 Peach St.Ste. 120Erie, PA 16501
Youth Envision




To give a young person (8th-12th grade) in need of social, developmental and emotional support the companionship of a caring adult during part or all of their high school career, starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

Mentor Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Plan weekly/biweekly meetings with the assigned mentee for at least one year
  • Act as a resource and guide
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Work closely with Mission Empower staff via telephone, email, and personal conferences
  • Submit monthly activity logs of progress with mentee towards goals and relationship building
  • Serve as an example/role model
  • Attend mentor orientation and initial relationship building event, return for mid-year mentor training session and check-in meetings with Mission Empower staff
  • 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

Mentor Qualifications:
  • Willing spirit
  • Openness to cultural/social differences
  • Strong listening skills
  • Patience
  • Sense of humor
  • Commitment
  • Availability for regular in-person meetings

Matching Process:

Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the young person and the mentor.

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Training in communication skills, the role of a mentor, diversity awareness, and youth development
  • Ongoing support from staff based on monthly activity logs and mid-year meetings
  • Increased skills in working with youth and young adults
  • Insight into the life of a youth and youth culture
  • The privilege of interacting with a young person open to learning from an older adult's experiences


  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours of IN-PERSON meetings per month
  • Remote contact (phone, e-mail, messaging) at least once per week

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