We are a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, mentors and hope to low income, at-risk youth in Lake and Sumter Counties.
The purpose of a trained, school based mentor is to show the student that someone cares which in turn helps that student become a productive citizen in their community. Without the guidance and personal commitment of a volunteer mentor in their lives many of these students would have no one to turn to for help in making better academic and life choices. Students who have gone through this program unanimously have credited their mentor for keeping them focused and helping them succeed through difficult personal times. Many of the mentor/mentee associations have continued well after high school graduation.
One of the key and proven success factors for the program is the role of the mentor. Studies in the area of mentoring conclude that when matched with a caring adult mentor, at-risk, underprivileged children are more likely to attend and stay in school, remain crime and drug-free and pursue a college education.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 30-60 minutes, 2-3 times a month