Little did they know how inspired they would become.
By Colinne McCann, IDPH Youth Mentoring AmeriCorps Member |
Youth who have a mentor gain life-changing skills and opportunities they may not otherwise have. Many mentors feel that volunteering this way gives them life-changing skills and new opportunities. This mentor-mentee relationship energizes and encourages both youth and mentors.
[cs_team column_size=”1/2″ cs_team_view=”default” cs_team_name=”Parker” cs_team_profile_image=”https://www.helpingservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Parker-and-Shaun-e1490888338797.jpg” cs_team_profile_image9147130=”Browse”]“Being a mentor is special for me because I have been blessed in my life, and I love being able to share that with my mentee while developing a lasting friendship with him.”[/cs_team]
[cs_team column_size=”1/2″ cs_team_view=”default” cs_team_name=”DeAnne” cs_team_profile_image=”https://www.helpingservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DeAnne-and-Brayden-e1490888840283.jpg” cs_team_profile_image4881049=”Browse”]“I chose to become a mentor to have a positive impact on a young person’s life. I found that he has had a positive influence on mine. I have benefited from the experience as much or more than my mentee.” [/cs_team] Mentors are matched with youth, ages 5–16, in Allamakee, Delaware, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. Request an application, and we will email you one to be completed online. If you prefer a paper version, call 563-387-1720 to have one mailed to you.
Feel inspired to become a role model for a youth? Apply to be a mentor. A youth is waiting to befriend and encourage you, and you will help them aspire, achieve, and develop to their fullest potential.]]>