If you have 8-10 hours a month to spare, you can.
Mentors help children gain self-confidence and direction, and resist negative peer pressure. They give of their time and take our young people to places like ball games, museums, parks and more. Many of these young people may never have ventured outside of their own neighborhood prior to their involvement with Friends First. By having a mentor, they benefit by experiencing new things, seeing new parts of the city, and having a friend to lend an ear and lead by example.
Friends First screens and trains adult volunteers who wish to mentor a child. We provide ongoing support, supervision, and encouragement to matches. Our match support staff helps to foster significant and life-changing friendships.
To be a mentor to a child, you need to be 21 or older, patient, and a good listener.