The Steps to Becoming a Mentor:
1) Application Process
a) Fill out a mentor application. Please note: This application is for new mentors. If you are an existing mentor please do not renew/update your application from this link. Existing mentors, please use the invitation link sent via email. If you require a link, please contact Jennifer Kimble (Director of Mentors) at firstname.lastname@example.org. New mentors, Click here to complete an application.
b) Agree to Pass a Background Check. Click here to apply for a background check.
2) Complete Mentor Training.
YMI has a training period for mentors where we walk through the key aspects of the program, what is expected of you and what to anticipate during the mentorship experience. Each mentor is shown that by sharing their life, they can change a life.
Once your completed mentor application has been received, Jennifer Kimble our Director of Mentoring will contact you to schedule training.
Mentors learn how to use the Developmental Assets as a guide to share life experiences to model and teach the valuable assets young people need. Story prompts based on 28 of the Developmental Assets are provided to YMI mentors each week of their mentoring relationship.
We also provide training resources that will help your communication and provide a foundation for a healthy and productive dialogue with the student.
4) Site Orientation
Site orientation will take place at the school in which your mentee attends. During the site orientation the following will occur:
1) You will have the opportunity to meet with the YMI Site Coordinator, YMI Campus Coach as well as
the school personnel you will be dealing with when visiting your mentee.
2) You will learn the proper check in procedure when visiting your mentee
3) You will have a meet and greet with your mentee and possibly his or her parents
5) Weekly One on One Meeting
You will meet with your mentee one on one in his/her school for 30-60 minutes (depending on the grade level). Meeting days and times will be agreed upon between the mentor and the mentee.
6) On Going Mentor Training
On going additional mentoring training will be available to support you in our mentoring journey.