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Center Point Mentor Program

 




The bond between a young person and an adult can be one of the most impactful relationships in an individual’s life.  Are you ready to make a positive impression as a mentor?

We have all had mentors; think about that boss, coach, teacher or leader who has made a difference in your life. Who would you be without the input of such caring individuals? Mentoring is a time-honored tradition and a very natural role to assume.  We have all had mentors; we all have been mentors. Mentors really do matter.

Throughout the course of a mentoring relationship a mentor will wear many hats: a role model, cheerleader, trusted advisor, advocate and friend.  While every mentor relationship is unique, successful mentors seem to share some common characteristics:

·         A desire to have a relationship with a young person

·         Respect for young people

·         Good listening skills

·         Compassion and empathy

·         Willingness

 

What A Center Point Mentor Does

As a Center Point Mentor you will work with a student once a week, for about 45 minutes.  You will be matched with a student from the local Hall County or Gainesville City School of your choice.  We also provide mentors to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County.  Center Point Mentors are trained to help students improve academic performance, social skills, goal setting and self-esteem. No matter what you and your mentee do—play games or do homework—you will find yourself making a difference and having a positive effect on their life. What may surprise you is how you will be learning more about yourself, too.

Mentoring doesn't just affect the young person. It is a shared opportunity for learning and development. Many Center Point mentors know the rewards they gain are as just as substantial as those for their mentees.

 

 

Become a Mentor

 

Take these simple steps to start your mentoring journey.


1.    Choose a convenient time and location to attend a two-hour Mentor Training.

2.    Print out and fill out a Mentor Application.  (Or you can get one at the training)

3.    Decide which Boys and Girls Club, Hall County or Gainesville City School you want to work in, or at least which age group—we can help you find the right location.

4.    Come to one training, where you will submit a criminal background check.

5.    Submit two references and pass the criminal background check.

We all know someone who would be a great mentor.  Please pass help spread the word!

 

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