IF YOU’VE ARRIVED AT THIS PAGE WITH A DESIRE TO MENTOR A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
LEAD believes that the mentoring experience is a catalyst to extraordinary personal transformation, often making us better children, parents, siblings, spouses, friends, partners and co-workers. We are always grateful for the men and women that choose to participate in what we consider a courageous, demanding and deeply rewarding kind of volunteerism. Thank you for visiting this page.
Please consider the list that follows carefully, as they best illustrate the time commitment and general requirements of LEAD mentorship. While your interest is sincerely appreciated, the clearest possible understanding of what your role as a mentor prior to commitment is of the utmost importance. Our LEADers are best served by individuals ready and willing to embrace its mentorship standards, with the personal growth of LEADers being top priority.
Our Mentor Program is based on the guiding principles and nationally recognized recommendations of The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR).
For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools.
1 YEAR COMMITMENT
While LEAD has often had mentors choose to journey with their LEADer through the entirety of middle school, a single calendar year on campus is the minimum investment of time.
1-hour in-person training
Executive Director Cory Jackson will hold informal interview & informational training sessions at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters (late August/early January).
(2) 45-minute campus visits a month
While there will be several different available Monday-through-Friday time slots at both Nehemiah Center and Yellowstone Academy, a visit with your mentee every other week is necessary.
Continued online training
90 seconds of video content will accompany each weekly curriculum piece covered by the LEADer in class. Viewing it before your visit provides vital knowledge for conversation and earning trust.
Willingness to provide session data
LEAD is thrilled to be partnered with University of Houston’s Department of Psychology to achieve a greater understanding of the efficacy of mentoring youth. Entering pertinent information regarding each session is required.