Join the Team! Be a Mentor!
TeamMates Mentoring Program is a one to one, school-based mentoring program.
Who can volunteer?
Any adult 18 and over with an interest in supporting a young person can become a Teammates mentor for a youth grades 3-12.
How much time does it actually take?
Mentors meet with their mentee for 30 minutes to one hour each week. The key is making sure to meet with your mentee on a consistent, weekly basis.
What time of day would I meet with my mentee?
As a school based mentoring program, you can meet with your mentee anytime during the school day.
What do we do when I go to mentor?
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 resource library for more ideas!
I don’t want to be matched with a student who doesn’t want to meet with me. How does that work?
All students have indicated to the TeamMates Coordinator that they want to have a 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 similar interests.
Can we meet off school grounds?
No, TeamMates is a school based program. Occasionally a program may have a group activity that is off school grounds.
What types of support and programming does TeamMates offer their mentors?
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.
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 discipline referrals. Mentored youth are more likely to stay in school and graduate and show improvement in interpersonal relationships.