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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.