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Goodwill® GoodGuides is a national mentoring program for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are at risk for making harmful choices such as dropping out of school or joining a gang. These youth may also be at risk for delinquency.
The goal of the GoodGuides program is to help youth build career plans and skills, and prepare for school completion, post-secondary training, and productive work.
We are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Mentoring is one of the most important things you can do for today’s youth. Through your guidance and support, you can empower teens to make positive decisions. You can help them stay in school, excel in their classes, or make plans for their future careers.
As a GoodGuides mentor, you will:
- Offer encouragement and guidance to youth in your community.
- Help prepare youth for good jobs and careers.
- Contribute to the well-being and capabilities of youth.
- Make a difference in the lives of others.
Because consistency is critical for successful mentoring relationships, a minimum of a one-year commitment is required from all adult mentors.
We provide training and a calendar of opportunities for mentors and mentees.
A mentor would have a group of no more than four mentees at an hour each week/four hours per month for 12 months. You would be with other mentors and their mentees in an afterschool setting.
We have youth ready for mentors at:
- Post Falls High on Mondays from 2:45-3:45
- Centennial Middle School on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45
- West Valley High School on Thursdays from 3-4
Some businesses allow salary exempt employees to leave work early one day a week to volunteer as a mentor!
In addition to mentoring, youth will be touring colleges and businesses for career readiness. Those trips are optional for mentors.
Would you or any of your employees/coworkers/friends like to be a mentor? Contact Sherri Richardson, Program Manager for GoodGuides Youth Mentoring, 509-220-1918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.