Here again, a wide range of people from all walks of life become mentors. For some it’s a calling, for others it is recommended by a friend or coworker. Others saw one of our ads, and decided the time might be right to volunteer. There is no requirement other than a willingness to commit a few hours a month. You do not need to be familiar with the criminal justice system or have mentoring experience. Having an open mind and heart does help.
Our mentors bring different backgrounds and work/life experience to the role. We have elementary school teachers; college professors, high school dropouts and chefs. We have wealthy mentors and mentors receiving public assistance. There is no upper age limit, and the minimum age is 21. We welcome college students, retirees, and women. We embrace diversity in our mentors, and US citizenship is not required.