About Kinship Mentoring


Commitment

Kinship Mentors serve mentees in many ways, from providing them with a positive, understanding, and active role model, companion, and friend to showing them unconditional acceptance, open mindedness, and awareness of differences. Being a Kinship mentor means showing your mentee commitment to weekly meetings and dedication to proactive communication with your mentee and the Kinship team. Kinship Mentors have the opportunity to serve a mentee from one year (minimum) to many years. Schedules and weekly get-togethers are individualized between the Mentor and Mentee parent/guardian. 


Dependability

Kinship Mentors should be dependable, positive, enthusiastic, and interested in a wide variety of interests. They should have a non-judgemental and open minded approach to situations and unconditional acceptance and awareness of differences as well as similarities. Mentors need reliable transportation and time each week to dedicate to a child in need.


Support

Kinship provides all mentors training and support both before and during the mentoring period. Mentors will be able to participate in informational sessions, consultations, orientations, and follow-up discussions. Mentors will also receive e-newsletters to keep them up to date, informed, and inspired with suggested upcoming activities in the community.


Impact

Being a Kinship Mentor not only benefits your mentee but also has many positive benefits for you too! As a Mentor you’ll be able to provide vital support, attention, and interaction for a child in need. You’ll help them develop social skills, and learn how to take responsibility, give respect, and gain confidence. Experience new things together, learn about different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, and most of all gain a friend.




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