Mentoring…A little help from a friend

We have all been there…something happens good or bad and there is that one friend we need to talk to. A problem arises, we get stressed and don’t know what to do, but we know someone who can give us advice and talk us through our problems. It may not always be what we want to hear…but sometimes it is exactly what we need to hear. In a nut shell, that is what mentoring is all about.

Mentor Role

Mentor a.k.a. trusted friend, role model, adviser, advocate and cheerleader or as the ancient Greeks put it: steadfast and enduring.

How it Works

During the Residential Phase, mentors maintain regular contact with their cadets in an effort to provide support, guidance and establish a relationship. This can be achieved by:

  • E-mails
  • Letters
  • Scheduled on-site visits
  • Scheduled off-site visits (Mentor Passes)
  • 1 hour of community service performed with cadet

After graduation when the cadet is back at home the Post-Residential Phase begins. At this time, Mentors help ease the graduates transition back into their communities and help them stay on track with their life goals.

An active, healthy Mentor relationship with graduates has proven to be the key ingredient to the long-term success of ChalleNGe graduates.

Interested in becoming a Mentor?

We are always seeking caring individuals who want to support our youth. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please complete a Mentor Application.

Mentor Application