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Here at the Village we have a One-on-One Mentoring Program that provides volunteer mentoring to youth in our community between the ages of 14-18 years old. Mentoring is a special kind of caring, supportive relationship between two people that is based on trust and respect. All it takes is one hour per week, one call to say hello, one visit to make a young person smile, in just three short hours a month you can make a difference in a young person’s life. These young people are bright, resilient, eager, challenging and hopeful. All they need is support, friendship, love, encouragement, patience... and most importantly YOUR TIME!
One-on-One Mentoring is a free mentoring program that brings together local volunteer mentors and adolescents in DCF care between the ages of 14-21 that need dedicated, positive role models.
One-on-One mentors are:
- Must be 21 years or older
- Pass background checks
- CT protective Services
- Own reliable transportation
- Make a 1 year commitment
- Flexibility to see mentees as often as they choose, required at least 3 hours a month
- Attend trainings
- Attend 4 group activities per year
All mentees need is support, friendship, love, encouragement, patience, dedication... and most importantly YOUR TIME! Matches are made based on location, common interests, and typically are same-gendered. Three hours a month may not seem like much, but these mentors do play a significant part of a young person’s life and make a difference.
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