Millennial Mentors and Tutors
FGLA provides opportunities for youth who may go unmatched with other mentor organizations. We recruit millennial tutor/mentors who are mostly college students. It is our belief that hiring these near to peer tutor/mentors increase relatable interactions and long lasting relationships.
MENTOR POSITION JOB DESCRIPTION
To give a young person in need of social, developmental and emotional support the companionship of a caring adult.
- Responsible for meeting with the assigned mentee for the agreed-upon time frame (i.e., often weekly meetings for at least one year)Act as a resource and guide
- Work closely with agency staff through phone contact, personal conferences and group meetings
- Serve as an example/role model
- Accept and relate to youth who may not share the volunteer’s lifestyle and values
- Respect the mentee’s right to self-determination and independence
- Openness to cultural differences
- Good listening skills
- Sense of humor
- Passion for working with youth
- Highly organized
- Prior experience working with behavioral or developmental issues in youth is preferred but is not required
- High School Diploma
- Must be able to successfully pass a background screening.
Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the young person and the mentor.
Mentoring is more than the transfer of advice, knowledge, and insights. The relationship offers reciprocal benefits for mentors willing to invest their time in developing another professional. As well as the personal satisfaction of sharing their skills and experience with a willing learner, being involved in mentoring also provides some tangible benefits that can reward mentors professionally.
- Some key benefits for mentors include:
- Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
- Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas, and approaches
- Extension of your professional development record
- Opportunity to reflect on their own goals and practices
- Development of your personal leadership and coaching styles
- Increased communication skills in working with youth
- Insight into the life of a youth culture