Become a mentor in the Great Futures Start Here Mentoring Program and inspire a young person to finish middle school and high school, make smarter life choices, go on to higher education and start a fulfilling career.
Mentoring is based on the premise that predictable, consistent relationships with stable, competent adults can help youth cope with challenges and steer clear of high-risk behaviors. In a mentoring relationship, mentors provide guidance and support to help young people build self-confidence, learn positive behaviors, stay in school, and avoid potential pitfalls like drugs and gangs.
We ask for at least a one year commitment, and one meeting each week for one hour.
The Boys & Girls Club wishes to address developing and growing needs in the community by engaging high-risk youth in positive youth development activities, building and strengthening relationships with adults, as well as improving academic success and reducing potential for destructive behaviors amongst participating youth.
“Being able to make a difference in a kid’s life is a remarkable feeling. It gives me the greatest joy when a member walks into Club with a smile on their face, looking forward to telling you about their day. We create such a connection with each other that I know it’s going to be lifelong.”
– Dominique Bledsoe, Great Futures Mentor