Become a Mentor

Mentors Make the Difference
Become a Mentor
 
Give a little time, get a lot in return. It only takes a few hours a month to make a huge difference in the life of a child. Mentoring helps keep kids off drugs, out of gangs, and in school so they can fulfill their dreams. And, the best part is that you’ll not only see what it does for them, but you’ll also feel what it does for you.
 
Can you remember when you were young and how it felt to have someone who believed in you, guided you, or encouraged you? These people were your mentors. Many young people who go through life without the added support of a mentor are more likely to drop out of high school. Nationwide research shows that if a young person is mentored they are 52% less likely to skip school, 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, and 27% less likely to begin drinking alcohol.

Through the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program, students are paired with a caring adult mentor who meets with them regularly at school. Relationships are formed and a pivotal transformation in each person’s life begins to take place. Many mentors have commented that they reap the benefits of mentoring, just like the student.
 
 
 
All mentors are background checked before being assigned a student. It's easy to become a mentor! If you are interested in donating a small portion of your time to a student in the Take Stock in Children program, please complete the Volunteer Mentor Application and someone will be in contact with you.
 
 
If you have questions, contact Karen Aldana, Program Director at 772-462-7252 or via email at kaldana@irsc.edu.
 

Become A Guest Speaker

Guest presenters are also needed for Group Mentoring, only two 30-minute sessions required!

We have added virtual group mentoring this year and are looking for volunteers to speak for a group session. The sessions can be on any topic relevant to high school students including professions, hobbies, life skills, academic topics –anything. We love your fresh ideas and diversity of knowledge.

  • Similar to a Ted Talk or Great American Teach-in
  • Guest presenters will select just two, 30-minute sessions, no long-term commitment
  • Guests can present a topic, have a discussion or lead an activity

For questions or to get started contact Karen Aldana, Program Director, at

 kaldana@irsc.edu or call (772) 462-7252.

If you would like to be a guest speaker, click here.