What is a Mentor?
The mentor is a member of the cadet's community who volunteers to be a positive role model and who will reinforce and help continue the cadet's development. The mentor is a valuable asset who will aid in empowering the graduate to become a success. This cadet/mentor relationship is monitored and supported by a case manager from Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Program.
What are the requirements to become a mentor?
Must be over 21 years of age
Must be a productive member of the community, i.e., employed, retired, or in school, etc.
Must not be a member of the immediate family.
Must be a resident of Puerto Rico.
Must be same gender as cadet.
Must live within reasonable proximity of the cadet (25 miles).
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
A Mentor must be willing to:
- Attend two Mentors Training to be held at Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy.
- Attend one Mentors Day event.
Make weekly contacts by phone or mail with your Cadet after you have been trained and matched while Cadet is at Puerto Rico Youth ChalleNGe Academy.
Make weekly contacts by phone, mail, or face-to-face with your Cadet after they complete the Residential portion of the program.
Mentors Make The Difference:
Find out mentoring supports the
goals of ChalleNGe through the
real-life stories of cadets experiencing
the program, and experts in the field
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Fact Sheet For Future Mentors
Once you have identified some one you think you want to ask to be a your mentor, use this fact sheet to help explain ChalleNGe Mentoring.
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Nomination Your Mentor: A Step - by Step Guide.
This Self-paced tutorial takes the worry of identifying and asking someone to be your mentor.
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Mentor's Application (Document format .DOC)