Where do the mentors come from?
They are caring adults in the community who truly like kids and believe in the philosophy “It takes a village to raise a child.” Bridges staff encourages adults to consider being mentors. Their application process is thorough – applicants provide four references, and staff conduct a criminal background check, an extensive interview, and an orientation prior to being matched. Check out some of our mentors here to see what they get out of mentoring.
Do I have a say in who my child is matched with?
Absolutely! The parent always has the final approval. You know your child best - and we give you the opportunity to meet and talk to the mentor prior to the match appointment.
What do I do to apply to get a mentor?
Contact the Bridges: Kinship Mentoring office at 326-4700 or go to the application online. Both are fairly brief. When we receive them back from you, we will set up a time to interview you and your child so that we have an opportunity to get to know you and have a good idea of the kind of person you’d like as a mentor for your child.