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Interested in Becoming a Friend/Mentor?

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I love sharing fun events, new adventures that they have never done, seeing the smiles and sparkles in their eyes, knowing I am leaving a lifelong impact on a person, making a difference for someone, brightening their world as well as mine. – Mentor

Don’t miss our mentoring videos full of fun ideas to do with your mentor/mentee!

Contact a Mentoring Coordinator

Reach out to one of our experienced mentoring coordinators. They love to answer questions about mentoring!

Spotlight on Male Mentoring in Howard County

Male participants have fun, make an impact, and feel the rewards of youth mentoring!

In this video, Tim talks about what he likes about youth mentoring.

“I want youth to experience a positive role model, just like I did when I was youth!” – Tim

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Current youth who are paired with a volunteer mentor or mentoring family and local youth waiting to be matched with a role model.

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BECOME A MENTOR

  • Spend a minimum of four hours per month with a youth.
  • Commit to being a mentor for a minimum of one year.
  • Have a caring and positive attitude.
  • Ask for an application at mentoring@helpingservices.org

BECOME A MENTOR FOR A DAY (MFAD)

What is a Mentor For A Day?

A MFAD is a person who has agreed to attend a scheduled mentoring event to be a role model and friend to a youth whose regular mentor could not attend or a youth who’s on the waiting list for a mentor.

What does it take to be a MFAD?

BECOME A MENTEE

  • You must be age 6–16 and live in or attend school in Delaware, Howard, Winneshiek, or Allamakee County.
  • Both you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) agree for you to have a mentor.
  • Ask for an application at mentoring@helpingservices.org