Become a mentee

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 “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin

Does your son/daughter or a teenage that you know need mentoring? 

 

Camp S.W.A.G. Mentoring is free for all Camp S.W.A.G. Members. Please visit Camp S.W.A.G. Membership to become a Camp S.W.A.G Member.

What is a Mentoring?

Mentoring is a relationship that is based on trust and structure. It brings young people together with caring people who offer support, encouragement, guidance, and positive encounters that are geared to developing the competence and character of the mentee (the person being mentored). Mentors work along side of parents and other caring adults to provide a young person with support, friendship, guidance, counsel, reinforcement, a constructive example, and most importantly, mentors are good listeners.

All young people have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to their community and society as a whole. Unfortunately, not all children get the support they need to thrive and that is when a mentor is needed. According to the National Mentoring Partnership mentoring is helpful to young people via the following:

Mentoring can help by:

    • Improving young people’s attitudes toward their parents, peers and teachers;
    • Encouraging students to stay motivated and focused on their education and stay in school;
    • Providing a positive way for young people to spend free time;
    • Helping young people face daily challenges; and
    • Offering young people opportunities to consider new career paths and acquire much-needed economic skills and knowledge.
Camp S.W.A.G.’s Mentoring Program accepts school aged children ages 11-19. They must reside in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area and currently be enrolled in school. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our requirements. We encourage participation from both parent/guardian and the child/student by both parties giving 100% participation.

We offer one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring (which is one adult and up to teen mentees) and adult supported and supervised peer-to-peer mentoring.

One-to-One Mentoring

One-to-one mentoring involves one adult in a mentoring relationship with one youth. The mentor (adult) and the mentee (youth) will meet regularly at least one to four hours per month for at least one year in either a library, community center or other public place. There will be field trips and other activities.

Group Mentoring

Group mentoring involves one adult mentor forming a relationship with a group of up to ten young mentees. The mentor will assume the role of leader and will make a commitment to meet regularly with the group over a period of time. These meetings interactions will be session structured, which includes personal sharing, group activities and guidance and/or teaching sessions.

Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring provides an opportunity for a caring teenage (mentor) to help develop a guiding, teaching relationship with a younger person (mentee). These activities will be curriculum-based, such as a high school student tutoring a middle school student in reading or other skill-building activities. The teenage mentors will serve as positive role models and they will be provided with ongoing support and close supervision.

All mentors must go through a complete background check, as the health and safety of your child is the first priority of the Camp S.W.A.G. Mentoring Program. For more information on our mentee program, please give Carl a call at (919) 443.5866 or email us at mentee@cswag.org.

Program Directors

Christopher Coard
Sherry Pulcher

Proud Member of Mentor The National Mentoring Partnership

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