Youth Mentoring

About Youth Mentoring

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
— JOHN C. MAXWELL

Are you interested in registering or sponsoring a youth for individual mentoring? If the answer is yes, you are headed in the right direction. We are here to unlock the hidden potential within young men between the ages of 11-19 by providing them with skill sets to navigate life. We are excited to walk this journey with you to become your youth mentoring coach. Individual youth mentoring is not therapy or counseling, which pairs a mental health professional with a client who may be struggling with an illness or disability. Youth Mentoring is also separate from a training relationship, where an educator or trainer agrees to share their physical knowledge or skills with a client for a short period. More importantly, youth mentoring helps individuals discover who they are and where they want to be. Our curriculum is designed to build a relationship first while giving students a comfortable outlet to create a personalized action plan to set goals, discover purpose, increase community engagement and develop strategies and coping mechanisms to overcome obstacles that may arise along the journey of maturity.

Research has shown that young adults who succeed despite enormous personal, economic or social barriers often do because of a consistent and trusted role model who believes and encourages them. If you are a parent of a young man between the ages of 11-17 and are interested in partnering with us, please fill out the form below, and a staff member will contact you via phone or email. We look forward to speaking with you soon and remember, we are here to empower you to unlock your hidden potential.

Why Youth Mentoring is Important

1. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class.

2. Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.

3. Seventy-six percent at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspire to enroll in and graduate from college versus half of at-risk young adults who had no mentor.

4. Mentoring reduces “depression symptoms” and increases social awareness, academic integrity and a renewed mindset.

5. Mentors can provide networking.

6. Youth who have a trusted mentor are more likely to experience an increase in enthusiasm, positivity while navigating through structured environments such as school, sports and home life.
Source: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Where Does Mentoring Take Place?

Community-Based

Mentee and mentor meet 4-6 times a month in their local community.

School Based

Mentee and mentor will meet 4-6 times during school elective hours or attend after school sporting events.

Virtual Based

Mentee and mentor will meet 4 times a month. 1 will be phone call and 3 times by way of video call. For more information contact us at Lifeskool@dariuspettway.org or call at 214-945-0642

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