Perry County Community Task Force
What is Mentoring?
CHAMPS Mentoring is a free program in which a caring adult meets with a youth to:
- Encourage that youth to believe in himself or herself.
- Help that child reach his/her full potential.
- Pass on what the mentor received from the positive role models in his/her past.
- Spend time with a child by going to the Park Center, crafting, bowling, etc.
Why is Official Mentoring Needed?
- Peer Pressure
- Substance Abuse
- Broken Homes
- Fewer Consequences
- Less Discipline
- More High-Risk Behaviors
- Attend one training/orientation session
- Undergo background check
- Attend weekly 1 hour mentoring sessions (during the school year)
- Maintain commitment, consistency, and confidentiality
- Believe in the positive potential of a child
- Give guidance/direction when appropriate
- Maintain contact with CHAMPS staff
- HAVE FUN
Benefits to the Mentor:
- Enhanced self-image by being helpful to youth
- Satisfaction of enriching a child's life by helping him/her reach full potential
- Increased patience and feelings of accomplishment and effectiveness
- Insight on the life of a youth
- Satisfaction of bettering the community
- Training and support of other mentors
- Age of the youth they wish to mentor
- In which school they wish to mentor
- Day of the week they wish to mentor
- Matching of their talents to the specific needs of the child
Mentor trainings are scheduled on a regular basis. For the next available training, contact the Perry County Community Task Force at 573.547.1292
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A MENTOR?