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 Cassady Lesniak, Life Launch Program Coordinator at 314-842-8400 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org TEST