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Search the Mentoring Connector for local mentoring opportunities. Searches can be sorted by zip code, age of youth served, youth served, and type of mentoring. We encourage you to review the full program details listed in the Mentoring Connector to fully understand minimum match commitments, mentor requirements and program details.
Select a program and click the “contact program” button. The mentoring program receives an email alerting them to a new mentor inquiry. In addition, you will receive an email confirming your inquiry that contains the point-of-contact for the mentoring program including their phone number and email address. The mentoring program point-of-contact will reply to you through the Mentoring Connector & outline the program’s new mentor registration procedures. If you do not hear from the program that you have selected within five days, contact MENTOR at email@example.com.
Complete the mentoring program registration procedures including a background check and advance to the mentoring program’s training and matching process. Please note that background checks can take anywhere from ten minutes to a few weeks to be completed and officially received by the mentoring program.
Complete the mentoring program’s training orientation and matching process. Please note that training requirements for new mentors vary by mentoring program as do the specific matching procedures followed to connect a mentor & a mentee.
Focus on building your relationship with the mentee(s) that you have been matched with and take advantage of the mentor support provided by the mentoring program. Additional support is available through MENTOR’s Resources and Publications, the overall Program Resources submenu, and the National Mentoring Resource Center.