PROMOTING HISPANIC EDUCATION SINCE 1983
BECOME A MENTOR
What is a mentor?
A mentor is a coach, sponsor, guide, advocate & role model. A mentor is a friend, advisor, teacher, and resource person. A mentor provides instructional support, promotes greater involvement in school activities, encourages responsible behavior, fosters a positive self-image, helps protégés develop post-high school plans, and expands awareness of career possibilities and the realities of the world-of work.
What does it involve?
- As a mentor you will assist the program coordinator in facilitating small groups of young people aged between 8 and 15 years old.
- You will support the mentees through a series of lessons, activities, and challenges designed to develop their life-skills and aide them in their academic journey.
- The Esperanza afterschool mentorship program is set up in a way that makes it easy for mentors to get involved.
- It only requires a one hour per week commitment.
- Esperanza staff will be present in the mentoring meeting providing guidance and support to each mentor throughout all the programming.
- Mentors are allowed to choose from two different sites and two different days a week.
Mentors report that they:
- Received valuable experience that was transferable to the marketplace.
- Improved their morale.
- Learned more about themselves.
- Improved their own values.
- Got a fresh perspective on their lives.
- Felt more satisfied/fulfilled.
Who can be a mentor?
- People with self-confidence, patience and flexibility
- People sensitive to the needs of others
- People who are conscientious and reliable
- People who have the ability to listen
- People who want to make a difference in the life of another
Requirements & Qualifications Forms