Join Life Launch, become a mentor and help guide our youth as they explore, prepare and transition from foster care to young adult life.
Life Launch involves working one-on-one with youth and incorporates life skills, career exploration, job shadowing, mentoring, and college visits as well as collaboration with other agencies focusing on the aging-out population.
Ways to give back as a mentor:
Youth Seeking Mentors
Qualifications of Mentors include:
– Age 21 or older– Able to work with and be accessible to a youth– Willingness to listen, learn, and grow– Able to challenge and encourage– Able to set limits and utilize supervision– Access to reliable transportation
– Serve as positive role model, coach, and support for youth on personal, school, and career related issues.– Meet with mentee at least monthly and maintain contact as agreed upon– Participate in training and supervision with Life Launch– Participate in special group events and activities– Complete monthly contact reporting forms
Our youth are looking for mentors who are:
– Loyal– Outgoing– Available– Charismatic/Lively– Relaxed– Have Life and Career Experience– Able to maintain confidentiality– Open-minded– Willing to try new things– Non-judgmental– Able to challenge without pressuring– Consistent– Motivational
What will a mentor gain?
– Personal growth– Development of new skills and knowledge– Feelings of accomplishment– Expansion of social and professional networks– Public recognition
For more information, please contact Cat Church, Life Launch Program Coordinator at 314-842-8400 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org