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Male Mentors - Interview and Train Online During COVID-19

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Hope Network - Workforce Development

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Mentor Interview and Mentor Training available online during COVID-19. No in person contact allowed until the "Stay at Home" order is lifted.


Are you looking for a way to give back? This is an opportunity to make a direct impact on a man's life. Mentoring changes lives.

Road to Success is a jail reentry program working with men transitioning from Kent County Jail back into the community. Mentor Expectations
  • 1 year commitment
  • Meet with your Mentee weekly
  • Maintain regular contact with the Mentor Coordinator
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be a good listener and friend
  • Model positive social behavior & attitudes
  • Be supportive & understanding of difficulties your Mentee is facing
  • Must be male and 25 years old or older
What is a Mentor?
  • Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship built between the Mentor and Mentee.
  • Mentors help Mentees reach goals.
  • Mentors help men transition from jail back into the community.
  • Mentors provide positive social support.
  • Mentoring is a coaching relationship based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Mentors help by sharing knowledge and personal experience.
How do I become a Mentor?

Step 1: Contact the Mentor Coordinator to express interest

Step 2: Complete the Mentor application and return it to the Mentor Coordinator

Step 3: Meet with the Mentor Coordinator

Step 4: Pass the Mentor Pre-Screen and Reference Check

Step 5: Complete Mentor Training

Step 6: Match with Mentee

Step 7: Start meeting one-on-one with Mentee

Please contact Holly Boot at 616-446-7477 or

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About Hope Network - Workforce Development


551 36th. St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, US

Mission Statement

We help people overcome. Hope Network empowers people to overcome challenges to achieve their highest level of independence. The purpose of Hope Network’s Workforce Development (WFD) Department is to assist people in achieving self-sufficiency, as they develop, secure, and maintain stable employment. Our Workforce Development services exist to provide an environment where people who have experienced a disability, barrier or who are economically disadvantaged can develop the work skills necessary to obtain employment that is reflective of their interests and abilities.


Hope Network is a non-profit organization inspired by Christian Service. It was founded in 1963 to provide a greater level of independence through Specialty Health and Community Services. We offer a broad continuum of care within our areas of expertise - the treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries, mental illness, and developmental disabilities. In addition, Hope Network provides specialized transportation and residential services, as well as job training and placement. Hope Network cares for the whole person, addressing the social, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. With corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hope Network provides services in 240 plus communities, by 2,500 staff, to more than 20,000 people annually throughout Michigan.

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Grand Rapids area - Mentor/Mentee determinedGrand Rapids, MI 49548



  • Mentoring
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hours per week
  • We encourage those with criminal records to apply. We require that the Mentor has been out of jail or prison for five years. Also, Mentors must be off of probation or parole for five years. We accept candidates with and without criminal history.

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