What is a mentor?

You can be a mentor. A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person. Mentors offer support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate your time just twice a month, you can change a life by helping a young person build confidence, a solid foundation of values, establish goals, and improve their academic and life skills.

Why should you mentor?

Our success rate at Take Stock in Children is a result of a comprehensive approach provided by our program. One of the key and proven success factors is the role of the mentor. The mentor program helps boost high school graduation rates. Mentors help students acquire skills useful for job-seeking, interviewing and entering the workforce.

Where do you mentor?

Mentoring sessions range from 30-45 minutes and occur in-person at the student’s school or virtually via the Take Stock Video Chat. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes.

How do I become a mentor?

Prospective mentors complete an online application to begin the process. Our mentors learn the principles and guidelines of school-based, academic-focused mentoring. We provide an orientation session and our Mentor Coordinator is available for ongoing support. Thanks for your interest!

Questions? Email mentoring@takestocksarasota.org