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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
- 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
- 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 Carlos@TetonMentorProject.org for more information.
Have a Story or Anecdote About Being a Mentor?
Email your photos, short or long stories, experiences and thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org and help inspire and spread the word about the power of mentoring.