What Does a Mentor Do?
Mentors volunteer a minimum of 6 hours a month to spend time one-to-one with a mentee. Mentees are children, ages 5 to 17, who would benefit from having a positive adult role model in their lives. Mentors and mentees are matched based on common interests and preferences such as location, age, and hobbies.
What do Mentors and Mentees do Together?
Anything you both enjoy: ballgames, fishing, shopping, homework, grilling, painting nails, going to the park, working on cars, baking, M4K group activities, swimming, watching a movie, eating, throwing a football . . . the possibilities are endless.
How do I Become a Mentor?
Call 618-252-1012 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for information.
You must be able to commit to one year, spend a minimum of six hours a month with your mentee, and contact them once a week. You need to have a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, a good driving record, be at least 18 years old, and able to pass a background check.
If you would like to start the paperwork process please print and complete the Mentor Application & Background Check Authorization and mail it to the address below. When the application is received you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Following application and interviews all applicants are reviewed by the Mentors 4 Kids Board of Directors for approval.
To be a mentee, a child must want a mentor, be between the ages of 5 and 17, and live in a county we are currently serving (for more information check out the Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us).
If you know of a child that would benefit from having a mentor complete the Mentee Referral Form and mail it to the address below. When application is received you will be contacted to schedule an interview for the child and parent/guardian. Following application and interviews all applicants are reviewed by the Mentors 4 Kids Board of Directors for approval.
Mentors 4 Kids, Inc.
540 N. Commerical St.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Governing Board of Directors
The Governing Board of Directors meets once a month and supports the operations of the program. The board members also help coordinate fundraisers, write grants, and seek corporate and individual sponsors to help sustain the program financially. All of our board members have a passion for helping kids and actively recruit in the counties we serve. If this sounds like something you want to do and are interested in serving on our Governing Board, contact Vickey Taake at email@example.com or call 618.252.1012.
County Advisory Boards
Individuals living and working in the counties we serve also have a passion for helping kids! Some of them have volunteered to help the Mentors 4 Kids staff and board members by creating and serving on advisory boards within their respective communities. The advisory boards help with mentor and mentee recruitment and training, hosting special events, and coordinating fundraisers. They are an instrumental part of Mentors 4 Kids’ success, so if you are interested in joining one of our advisory boards, please contact Vickey Taake at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618.252.1012.