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Mentor "Job" Description
The goal of the Amigos Mentoring program is to prevent behaviors that bring young people into the
juvenile justice system by providing positive adult role models who form consistent and positive
relationships with youth.
Basic Mentor Requirements
At least 24 years old
Driver’s License and motor vehicle insurance
Will be dependable and consistent in meeting program requirements
Will communicate regularly with program staff, share challenges and success stories
Will complete the program enrollment, training, data collection and evaluation process
Role of a Mentor
Serve as a positive role model, friend and advocate. Focus on mentee’s strengths and help them
learn from mistakes without judging them.
Build the relationship by striving for mutual respect. Build self-esteem and motivation.
Set small goals and work towards accomplishing them. Celebrate small successes and share
positive news with families and Amigos staff.
Share any potential barriers or the need for additional services that may be discovered with
program staff so they may intervene and help find resources as necessary.
Have fun! Learn about mentee’s interests and find activities that you both enjoy doing. Help
them find things they are good at.
Meet with mentee once a week for a minimum of 1.5 hours
Attend required 3 hour pre-service mentor training session and complete at least 4 hours of
ongoing/annual mentor training
Attend mentor/mentee group events and celebrations
Connect with mentee’s parent at least once a month to share positive feedback, discuss
behavior and explore solutions. Reinforce positive messages about behavior.
Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals - increasing the likelihood
of future success
Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
Personalized ongoing support and supervision to help your match and your youth succeed
Up to $750 stipend per mentee over three years
About Community Mentoring-Family Services of the Merrimack Valley
430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA 01840, US
The mission of Big Friends Little Friends - a program of Family Service, Inc. (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater lawrence) is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. We are a volunteer organization that provides support, guidance, and friendship to children by matching youngsters to adult role models. We match each child we serve with a mentor who believes in them. We offer our "Big's" the opportunity to experience the magic that comes with exposing a child to new perspectives and possibilities.
Bigs open doors and challenge young minds. Outings might be recreational, character building, or educational. A Big could provide the first opportunity for a child to explore a museum, hike a mountain, or join a sports team. The Big may be the only adult in the child's life who can consistently devote time to just hanging out, one-on-one. The most common outings are as simple as walking in the park, baking a cake, or renting a movie. Big Friends have the opportunity to be a true friend to a child in need.
We'll work with your schedule.
430 North Canal StreetLawrenceLawrence, MA 01840
- Youth Services
- Child Development
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Community Outreach
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 3-4 times per month