Role of a Mentor
Mentors play an extremely important role in the Challenge Program. The mentor partners with the student, her family, and Challenge to provide on-going support, encouragement, and meaningful experiences for their mentee. Our scholars’ lives are incredibly enriched by their relationships with their mentors, and our mentors report that their lives are deeply impacted as well.
Challenge mentors can look forward to:
- Forming a supportive and open relationship with the scholar and serving as a role model.
- Mutual growth with your scholar as you explore each other’s interests.
- Supporting the scholar’s academic life by taking an interest in their school life and experiences.
- A lasting friendship with the scholar and their family.
- Shared community experiences through Challenge Foundation activities.
- Being part of a team, building trusting relationships with the family and the Challenge Foundation.
- College degree
- No criminal history, verified through a comprehensive background check
- A clean driving record, with no major violations within the past 7 years
- Regular communication with your mentee via call/text/email
- Minimum twice a month visits with your mentee during middle school, once a month visits during high school
- Mentors make a seven-year commitment to building a lifelong bond of friendship
Thank you for considering becoming a mentor to a Challenge scholar.
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