A mentor is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support, friendship, reinforcement, and constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, and those who want to help young people develop existing strengths.
Becoming a mentor requires attending one two-hour training session, completing an application and a background check. Once qualified, the mentor commits to spending 30 minutes per week during school hours with a student for the school year and hopefully years to come.
COVID-19 had a great impact on the number of mentors we had working with students, and we have lost many of our mentors due to moving, workplace or family obligations, etc. We have a great need for community members to mentor our young people. We now have an electronic application that must be completed by mentors before they attend training (except for current staff members).
PLEASE NOTE: We no longer accept paper applications of any kind.
Check out our Mentoring Counselor Guidance Document that has our process to become a mentor outlined by types of mentors (high school student, community member, and staff member).
***Public training dates and times will be added to our FCS Mentoring Webpage as they are scheduled.