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 Cassady Lesniak, Life Launch Program Coordinator at 314-842-8400 or via email at TEST

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