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The change in the kids with mentors is visible. I see them walk a little taller in the hallway. When someone makes a commitment to a kid the kid feels more valued because the have someone they can count on, takes time to be together and values the time spent together.

— Marilyn Paul, Elementary School Counselor

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How to Become a Mentor

Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship!

  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them

Time Commitment

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Spend a minimum of four hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
  • Attend an initial training session and additional ongoing training sessions each year of participation in the program
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

Application Process

  • Written application. Please turn in to Teton Mentor Project office at Jackson Hole Middle School.
  • Make an appointment to be fingerprinted with the Sherriff’s office at 733-2141, or online, to have a criminal history check, child abuse and neglect registry and sexual offender registry check
  • Personal interview
  • Provide three personal references
  • Attend one initial mentor training, hosted every other month

Please contact for more information.

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