To promote self-reliance--to augment what’s taught in the classroom and the home to help develop resilient, responsible, and resourceful students as they prepare for their lives as young adults and beyond. Mentors use both formal and impromptu exercises to guide their mentees to develop new skills in education, technology, career preparation, communication and life skills, while also learning new solutions that break self-destructive patterns of behavior.
Infinite Family is a nonprofit organization that provides e-mentoring opportunities for teens, pre-teens, and young adults in South Africa. Our mentors are at least 21 years old and they live in different countries all over the world. In our program, mentors and Net Buddies meet once per week for 30 minutes via our secure Internet platform. Mentors are a source of love, support, and encouragement who help Net Buddies develop the necessary skills that will allow them to become self-reliant adults.