Looking for a few good mentors
Updated: September 10, 2012 6:11AM
Now is the time to get ready to make a difference in the life of a child during the next school year. MetroMentors, a program of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage is now accepting applications for mentors to be trained and matched one-to-one with youth in the fall of 2012. Students and their mentors will meet at one of 14 partner schools for one hour a week. Male mentors especially are needed at Burr Ridge Middle School.
Children need positive role models who listen to them and support their goals and needs. The mentors will do just that while supporting the child’s academic success and demonstrating good problem solving skills. A one school year commitment is required. Being a friend to a child is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable roles an adult can play.
MetroMentors also welcomes local businesses, service clubs and faith organizations to share talent, energy, skills, resources and time to benefit community youth.
Prior to being matched with a child, new mentors will complete an online application, an in- person interview, and a background check. Apply now to attend one of the mandatory trainings to take place this summer.
Visit www.metrofamily.org/metromentors for more program information and the link to an online application. Interested adults can also contact Marsha Ndoko at (630) 784-4836. Metropolitan Family Services DuPage is a nonprofit social service agency based in Wheaton, that has been serving DuPage families for more than 75 years.