Mentors for L.I.F.E. is a school-based mentoring program serving elementary and middle school students who struggle with attendance, behavior or academics. The purpose of the youth mentoring program is to establish a trusting relationship between a student and caring volunteers who offer encouragement, guidance and support. The goal is to increase school’s graduation rates and improve attendance by developing the competence and character of participating students. The program provides mentoring services by adhering to four principles.
- Listen attentively
- Improve academic performance
- Focus on building a relationship
- Encourage personal development
The mentor and mentee develop and sustain a relationship by selecting activities together. The meetings occur once a week after school in a designated classroom for one hour. The activities range from community service, improving social skills, team building, character development and establishing goals.
Are you a mentor?
If you are interested in more information or would like to volunteer as a mentor, please email Giovanni Ayala at firstname.lastname@example.org