WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
WhereGreater Fall River and New BedfordFall River, MA 02721
SMILES is a school based one-to-one mentoring program that connects caring adults with students to encourage and help them thrive both in and out of the classroom. SMILES mentors are paired with a student in one of our 20+ programs in the Greater Fall River or New Bedford area.
A SMILES facilitator leads the group of one-to-one matches for an hour each week through activities designed to help build healthy, meaningful relationships.
The time committment for a SMILES mentor is one hour per week (the same time/day each week) from late September/early October through June. SMILES does not meet during schools vacations and/or holidays. All interaction takes place at the school, with a trained facilitator present. Mentors have the opportunity and are encouraged to stay with their mentee year to year!
It’s Easy to become a Mentor!
- Complete an application
- Come in for a 20 minute interview
- Pick a program that best fits your schedule
- Attend a SMILES mentor training
- Begin your mentoring relationship!
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Child Development
- Child Welfare
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour per week during academic year