Mentor Participation Requirements

  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures   
  • Be willing to complete the application and the screening process   
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments   
  • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed   
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff/teachers/submit activity information
  • Have an acceptable criminal history background  
  • Not use illicit drugs, tobacco products, alcohol, or controlled substances  
  • Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse
  • Have a non-addictive period of at least five years
  • Value the mentee as a person;
  • Develop mutual trust and respect;
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Listen both to what is being said and how it is being said;
  • Help the mentee solve his or her own problem