We Believe the most effective mentoring experience is achieved through one-on-one,
long term relationships with two people who are actively engaged.
The Magic of Mentoring
It's one of the best things you will ever do for yourself.
What Does it Take to be a Mentor?
First and foremost, it takes heart... and we know you already have that because you are exploring the idea of becoming a mentor.
Here's What You Will Need To Do:
Make a 1 year commitment to see a student at least twice per month.
Complete the necessary paperwork and pass a background check.
Attend an initial training session, and on-going training and support, as needed.
Our job is to make the best match possible based on gender, common interests, career aspirations, and whenever possible, background and culture.
"When adults encourage students to recognize their potential, while also exposing them to opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible, the difference it can make for students is unparalleled.
After the Match is Struck
Mentors are encouraged to develop long lasting relationships with students and to encourage, motivate, and help them open doors. The goal is to achieve on time graduation with students prepared for the path to achieve their life goals and become leaders in their community.
You and your student will decide how you want to spend your time together and how frequently you will meet. From hitting the trails for a hike, going out to dinner or to an event, or meeting at school for lunch, it is totally up to you.
MFL does host group activities for mentors and students to socialize and promote a sense of belonging to the community. For our mentors it's a chance to meet other mentors and get to know their students as they interact with their peers. Our students and mentors don’t just have fun together…they experience new opportunities together.
"Having a mentor completely changed my life and set me on a pathway to success. I can honestly say that I would not have gone as far as I have without my mentor. Now I have an extremely bright future." - MFL Graduate 2016