Who Are We?
Mentors 4 Kids is a non-profit organization that provides caring volunteer adults as mentors for children who want and need a positive role model in their life. We currently serve kids in six Southern Illinois counties: Franklin, Gallatin, Jefferson, Saline, Williamson, and White.
The Mentors 4 Kids Staff
Mentors commit to a year, meeting weekly with their mentee, for a minimum of 6 hours a month. They do fun activities that the mentor and mentee both enjoy.”
“Share your Interests” and “What do mentors do? That’s completely up to you and the child you mentor. Share your interests – sports, gardening, photography, movies, etc. – and be open to experiencing the world as your young mentee sees it, too. You’ll learn from each other and have fun in the process. But no matter how you spend your quality time together, the ultimate goal is to help your mentee know that he or she matters to you and your community. As a Mentors 4 Kids volunteer, you can make a difference in a child’s life today so that he or she will grow up to achieve a brighter future tomorrow.”
If your interested in becoming a Mentor please see our Get Involved section of the website.
Jan Smith, Mentor
There are several reasons I have volunteered to be a mentor at this time in my life. However, I think the number one reason driving me to be a mentor is the fact that I was raised as an only child by a single mother. So, I understand the challenges that single parents face with working a job and trying to spend quality time with their children. Even more importantly, I understand how a child who is missing part of a positive parental influence can use a friend to spend some time with them and just have someone to talk to. To know that they have someone they can count on even if other people in their life haven't always been reliable.
Visit our generous sponsors web site above or find out how to become a Mentors 4 Kids Partner.
M4K operates thanks to the generous support of community members, businesses, local foundations and fundraisers. M4K fundraisers include Smoked Pork Sales, Tees 4 Kids, Concert 4 Kids and Trivia 4 Kids.