Join the Team! Be a Mentor!
TeamMates Mentoring Program is a one hour a week school-based mentoring program.
Any adult 18 and over with an interest in supporting a young person can become a Teammates mentor for a youth grades 3-12.
Just 1 hour a week!
As a school based mentoring program, you can meet with your mentee anytime during the school day.
You should let your mentee take a lead in deciding what to do during your time together. Play a board game or cards, do a craft, play on a computer, read, talk about your week, do homework, or go to the school gym! Visit the TeamMates.org resource library for more ideas!
All students have indicated to the TeamMates Coordinator that they want to have e mentor. the TeamMates Coordinator meets with you before making a match – this is your opportunity to let the coordinator know your interest and hobbies and schedule. Matching is made based on similiar interests.
Not at all. Just communicate your schedule with the TeamMates Coordinator.
No, TeamMates is a school based program. Occasionally a program may have a group activity that is off school grounds.
TeamMates Coordinators have regular contact with mentors offering guidance and support. TeamMates also offers ongoing training opportunities and an entire resource library dedicated to helping you make the most of your mentoring relationship.
1. Apply 2. Train 3. Meet your Mentee
Questions? Call 1-877-531-TEAM (8326)
Why is mentoring beneficial?
Youth who are mentored receive support and guidance from a caring adult and show measurable improvement in academic achievement, attendance and disicpline referrals. Mentored youth are more likely to stay in school and graduate and show improvement in interpersonal relationships.