Volunteer to be a Mentor
You can help by mentoring a Take Stock in Children student at his/her school for at least 30 minutes per week. Our students need caring individuals, like you, to enhance their positive development. Learn more about how you can help by mentoring a student.
What is a Mentor?
A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence.
Our success rate at Take Stock in Children is a result of a comprehensive approach provided by our program. One of the key and proven success factors is the role of the mentor. More and more people want to have a lasting, profound impact in their community. They understand that the commitment of becoming a mentor can change a child’s life while helping them grow personally. Can you remember adults who paid attention to you; who believed in you; and who guided you during your childhood? These individuals served as mentors. Wouldn’t you like to have someone think of you as their life-changing, trusted mentor?
Where & When Does Mentoring Occur?
Mentoring sessions range from 45-60 minutes and occur at a school near your home or workplace, during school hours. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes. As a result, mentoring is convenient for both students and mentors.
How Do I Become a Mentor?
Take Stock in Children mentors learn the principles and guidelines of school-based, academic-focused mentoring. They participate in an orientation session and receive a manual that contains tools for addressing the general needs of their students: improving grades, preparing for college, career planning, and developing life skills. Mentors also will be able to use the weekly Mentor Minute, an online resource center, to provide support services that target the specific needs of their students.
Download your Mentor Welcome Packet with a mentor application by clicking below:
Take Stock in Children is more than a rewarding opportunity to provide an education for a child. It’s an opportunity to change deserving low-income youth/students life forever. Become a donor and help break the cycle of poverty and high drop-out rates in your community. Donation can be made online.
Your donation to Take Stock in Children will provide a child with the promise of a college scholarship, the guidance of a caring mentor, and a sustainable outcome of success. Students in the Take Stock in Children program receive:
- A college tuition scholarship for 2 years at a Florida Public college
- Volunteer mentor who meets with the child at his or her school for an hour a week to provide academic support and motivation
- Continuous assistance and intervention services by skilled student advocate (case Manager)
- Active engagement of parents or legal guardians in the child’s academic and personal development
- Career and educational counseling
An economically viable community includes a successful and educated workforce. Recognizing the importance of this, Take Stock in Children’s corporate partners have made a commitment to excellence in education and eradicating the cycle of poverty. Corporate sponsors provide in-kind services, mentors, financial support, and many cross-promotional opportunities. Companies can match donations given or raised by employees in addition to their corporate contributions. Take Stock in Children offers customized partnership programs for corporate sponsors.