Empty Nesters, here’s your opportunity to have an impact on the life of a child. January is National Mentoring Month. To celebrate, Mentoring Connection for Delaware County is sharing the success of youth mentoring and is recruiting individuals to become involved in the program. Mentoring Connection connects youth, ages five to 16, with a caring adult like you, age 18 and older. For a few hours per month, you can spend one-on-one time together doing things you both enjoy. The local program has 34 active matches of adults mentoring children in Delaware County. The numbers have been increasing, and currently ten youth are waiting for a mentor. We would love to see more people volunteering their time as mentors. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Mentoring Connection has three ways you can get involved.
- The Community-Based Program is where volunteers meet outside the school day and off school grounds for a few hours every month.
- The School-Based Program is made up of volunteers who meet with the student during the school day and on school grounds for about an hour each week.
- The third option allows volunteers to meet for an hour one day per week after school.