is dedicated to providing sustainable,
one-on-one mentoring relationships for
the youth of Montgomery County.
Having a mentor increases the self-esteem of the youth involved. Youth who have a mentor show improvement in academic performance. Having an adult mentor promotes positive emotional development. And most importantly, having a mentor means having fun!
In order to become a mentor for a young child, you must be 21 years of age or older, and be willing and able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per month for at least one year.
The steps to becoming a mentor include: written application; 3 character references; personal interview; background check; driving record check; and 2-3 hours of mentor training.
In order to become a mentee a child must be 6-14 years of age, reside in Montgomery County, and be willing to commit to 4 hours per month for at least one year. Parental consent is required.
The steps to becoming a mentee include: written application; parent or guardian interview; and a youth interview.
For more information on becoming or enrolling a youth in the Juvenile Mentoring Program please call (765) 362-0694 ext. 103 and talk to Jill Hampton, Jump Program Manager.