Do you remember the person who helped you search for your first apartment? Who dropped you off for your first job interview? Who was there to listen when you came home after a rough day at work?
One of the most critical needs in our community is for mentors to support foster teens age 17 and older. Upon celebrating their 18th birthday, foster teens "age out" of the system. The State provides each teen with monthly financial support for housing and food, but without a caring adult to guide and encourage them it can be very scary to venture into the adult world.
Community Advisors serve as mentors for youth ages 16-21 as they begin to take on the responsibilities of independent living.As a Community Advisor, you can help make a difference in the life of a foster teen by serving as a role model, mentor and friend. You can provide them with emotional support and assistance in learning life skills as they transition from foster care to an independent life of their own. Community Advisors assist foster teens in learning positive decision-making, relationship building and becoming successful participants in their community. CLICK HERE for a short video about a volunteer mentor and the young adult their matched up with in our program.
Nationwide, foster youth without support are less likely to finish high school and are more likely to be homeless, unemployed, live in poverty, become involved in violence, drug and alcohol abuse, or be incarcerated.
Contact us today to attend our free orientation & learn more about the Community Advisor Mentoring Program and start making a difference today!
- Youth Services
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 23
- Orientation or Training