Pathways to Save Youth | Serving Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties
TCCAA Mentor Role Model Program
The Mentor Role Model Program (MRMP) offers one-on-one and group mentoring along with instruction and training. It is a great way for community involvement. Mentors and mentees are paired together based on interest, personal goals and levels of specific skills. Our mentor program helps to break critical barriers in a child’s life by creating lasting memories and offering the tools needed for success.
Saving At-Risk Youth
An “At-Risk Youth” is defined as a child who is less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. Studies show, youth who are paired with mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school, 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 76% at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspire to enroll in and graduate from college compared to those at-risk youth without a mentor.
Becoming a Mentor
Becoming a mentor is an important responsibility. You are offering guidance, support and nurturing during the important developmental stages of a mentee’s life. Becoming a mentor gives you an opportunity to invest in others by helping them increase self-esteem, offer positive solutions to help them realize their full potential and helping them to develop leadership skills.
HOW DO I BECOME A MENTOR?
Mentoring impacts the lives of both the mentor and the mentee. Get started by following the next steps below
You assume responsibility for your attitude and actions while in the program
Attend necessary trainings and group activities
Stay committed and engaged during the length of the program
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Expectations of the mentee
Seek Guidance / Advice
Seek advice, opinions, feedback and directions from the mentor
Respect the mentor and program at all times
Keep all conversations confidential and LISTEN
Steps To Becoming A Mentor
Thank you for taking the first step to becoming a mentor with Tri-County Community Action’s Mentor Role Model Program! We believe mentors can assist in shaping and strengthening the lives of children in our community. Our program will provide you with the opportunity to enrich the lives of youth in Halifax County by offering academic, professional and personal support.
Complete the application and be willing to submit to a criminal background check
Schedule a face to face interview with the program coordinator
Attend training and sign the Confidentiality Agreement
Pair with a mentee
Commit one to four hours a week with the mentee for at least one year