Share Mentoring Program
Your Time - Their Future
Can a caring adult’s time really make a difference in the life of a young person? Recent research demonstrates that the involvement of a reliable adult helps youth develop life skills, build self-confidence, combat drug use and teen pregnancy. In one study young people who were being mentored, compared to other children, were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- more confident of their performance in school
- less likely to hit someone
- less likely to become a teen parent
What is a Mentor?
A mentor is a responsible adult who provides a child with support, advice, friendship, reinforcement, and a constructive example to support the efforts of parents. Mentors are people who want to help young people bring out the strengths they already have.
What is a Mentee?
A mentee is a young person 7-17 years of age who may lack a caring adult role model or whose parents may need another adult to help steer the mentee in a positive direction. Mentees are sometimes limited in their world view and limited in their experiences outside of their culture and city. They may have low self esteem and sometimes lack self-confidence. Mentees are involved in the program voluntarily and have been given signed parental permission to participate. In some cases, mentees are referrals from the probation department. In other cases, mentees are referred to the program by parents, school counselors and various other entities.
The City of Duarte and the Teen Center are constantly looking for mentors and mentees. Mentors must be 19 & over. Mentees must be 7 to 17 years of age. The mentors have a meeting every month with their mentees. If you would like to be a mentor you must fill out a form provided at the Duarte City Hall. Mentees must also fill out a form also provided at the Duarte City Hall. Must have parental permission.
Share Mentoring Forms:
Mentees must be 7 to 17 years of age, and must fill out the information/permission form. Parental permission is also required.
Mentor Application Form
To become a Mentor you must be 19 years and over, and must fill out the mentor form.
Please remember to turn these in each month.
Forms must be sent to:
Cesar Monsalve, Duarte Parks and Recreation
1600 Huntington Drive
Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 357-7931 x203