Mentoring is the
core foundation for which Mentoring and Partnership for
Youth Development was established. Mentoring and
Partnership for Youth Development has a goal through its
mentoring program to provide a structured and trusting
relationship that brings young people together with
caring individuals who offer guidance, support and
encouragement aimed at developing
the competence and character of the student, while
pushing for academic success.
After the screening is complete, Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development hosts a mixer every semester with mentors, students, parents, and staff at which the matching process takes place. Once bonds have been formed, throughout each semester, as the mentor establishes their role, Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development monitors each relationship ensuring that the goals of the program are being satisfied.
Mentoring has proven to be a powerful tool in helping students fulfill their potential and bring new hope to their young lives. The program seeks to develop strong relationships with the students and to interact with them and their mentors consistently in a variety of activities and events, establishing lasting relationships that will go far and beyond their high school career.
Benefits for Mentoring
If you think you'd make a good mentor, great. We have lots of information about the many opportunities that are available. But you should be aware that it may take a while to be matched with a youth. MPYD is concerned with the well being and safety of both youth and the volunteer mentors.
In joining our
mentoring program, you will be asked to go through an
application process. As part of that process, you will
need to supply personal and professional references, a
background check performed by LiveScan, a TB test, and
complete a personal interview. Also, remember that the
role of a mentor comes with substantial responsibilities
so you will be required to take part in an orientation
and training. Throughout the duration of your mentoring
relationship, be sure to seek support from the program