To be a mentor is to be a guide, friend and role model to an individual boy. Meetings are held at the workplace and arranged around the mentor’s schedule. These meetings provide a safe refuge for the boy where strong bonds form quickly.
A mentor introduces the boy to the work environment, promotes a positive attitude toward school and homework, and encourages recreational reading. We ask that each mentor make a minimum two year commitment but some ongoing relationships have continued for over a decade. All costs and transportation are the responsibility of the Association.
After a series of focus groups and a planning review, we have added to the charge for the mentor an overarching objective:
“THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE MENTOR IS TO HELP THE BOY LEARN TO TAKE
CONTROL OF HIS OWN LIFE"