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Be a Mentor – Great Futures Mentoring Program

Make a positive difference in the life of a child…

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.

Become a Mentor

After reviewing your form, the mentoring coordinator will send you instructions to set up a fingerprinting appointment. This will be done at no cost to you. If you are uncomfortable with this requirement, feel free to consider  our many other volunteer opportunities.

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.

The Facts

  • Mentoring with the Boys & Girls Club now requires an extensive background check along with fingerprinting in accordance with the Department of Justice.
  • 1-2 year commitment: Meet once per week or 4 times a month for one hour with your mentee.
  • Youth in the program benefit from having a positive addition to the support system in their lives.
  • Each youth mentee has a specific plan to do better in school and throughout school and life to work on healthy decision making skills and relationship skills to help him or her grow into a productive, responsible and caring citizen.

Things To Do with Your Mentee at The Club

  • Homework
  • Career Exploration
  • Reading
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Exercise
  • Art & Craft Projects

“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

Sign Up Today!

For more information, please contact Madeleine Cohen, Mentoring Coordinator at mcohen@bgclubfoxvalley.org or at (920) 750-5846.