What does a Mentor Look Like?
Mentors are caring, mature adults who are 25 years or
older. Each volunteer must pass a background check
and interview. Mentors are then matched with a youth
on the cusp of aging out of foster care.
Mentors can also serve as “anchor families” to young
adults living independently, providing a support
network where there may be none.
What Mentoring Looks Like:
• Meeting over coffee
• Sharing a meal
• Exploring the city or getting out in nature
• Texting and phone calls
• Celebrating holidays and birthdays
• Providing advice
• Teaching a new life skill like banking
• Providing transportation
• Storing belongings