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Mentoring Matters

Do YOU want to make a difference in youth aged 14-21 to ensure they have a brighter future?

If yes, The Connecting YOUth program of Union County is looking for Peer and Professional mentors close-by to help develop and shape our youth into thriving and prosperous adults.

Some of the basic requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Devoting a few hours per month (arranged by you and the youth)
  • Call/text contact between outings
  • Mentor must be willing to participate in monthly supervision updates with the mentor coordinator.
  • Mentors will also participate in agency provided mentor training.

What is my role as a mentor?
Roles of a mentor include but are not limited to:

  • Building trust with your mentee
  • Be someone your mentee can count on
  • Actively listen to your mentee
  • Help your mentee identify goals and plans for the betterment of their future.
  • Encourage your mentee to accomplish any goals they have identified
  • Have FUN with your mentee!!

What do mentors and mentees do together?
Mentor and Mentee activities vary upon the pair, but some of the most common activities are listed below:

  • Setting and prioritizing goals
  • Attending workshops, college tours and conferences
  • Volunteering
  • Job shadowing
  • Recreational activities
*We are located in Cranford NJ but we service ALL OF UNION COUNTY AREA

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Advocacy & Human Rights Children & Youth Community


We'll work with your schedule.


505 South Ave EastCranford, NJ, NJ 07016


  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Youth Services


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, 4 hours per month
  • Flexible monthly supervision sessions

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