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:

– Tutor a youth
– Help with ACT test prep
– Provide job shadowing or internship opportunities
– Help complete job or college applications
– Provide personal and financial planning assistance
– Fill a financial gap for youth attending college or trade school
– Donate snacks and beverages for youth meetings
– Host a youth activity for our group
The possibilities are endless – So let us know how you would like to be involved. You can start by simply completing the online application. For questions, email Cat Church:








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Youth Seeking Mentors

Mentor Qualifications

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

Mentor Responsibilities:

– 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

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