The focus of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is on young people…people who grow up to make a positive impact on the world.
The TeamMates Mentoring Program serves students in grades 3-12 who would benefit from having an additional caring adult in their lives. Students are referred to as mentees. TeamMates mentors are asked to spend a class period (approximately an hour) once a week, during the school year at the student’s school talking and listening to their mentees while acting as a positive role model. Mentors are asked to remain a mentor of their mentee for at least three years. While they might help with homework or assignments if asked by their mentee, TeamMates mentors are not asked to tutor mentees.
When a person considers mentoring they are seeking to make a positive difference. Supporting data shows that after 24 visits by a mentor during the school year, students earn higher grades, have better school attendance, exhibit positive behavior and have a strong sense of hope and well-being. This is how TeamMates mentors make a positive impact on the world.
Use the sections below to learn more about the resources available and how your child might benefit from being matched with a mentor to reach their full potential.