― Benjamin Franklin
Camp S.W.A.G. is proud to offer a mentorship program to help students recognize, develop and implement a plan to pursue their ambitions and goals whether they are attending the college of their dreams, discovering new skills or solidifying future goals. We want to help teenagers develop a strong work ethic by building strong self-esteem. The mentorship program will focus mainly on: preparing youth for the corporate world (teaching youth how to build strong resumes, interviewing techniques, and professionalism), aiding in academic endeavors, planning/applying for colleges, and time management training. Our mentorship programs matches teens with adult volunteers of similar ethnicity, gender and cultural backgrounds. To ensure that adolescent girls and boys develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, their communities and the environment the mentee(s) and the mentor meet through (one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring or supervised peer-to-peer mentoring sessions) weekly groups, monthly activities and the mentoring relationship. Camp S.W.A.G. Mentoring Program’s core goal is to provide meaningful ongoing relationships that expose adolescents to important social, educational and cultural opportunities that foster positive behavior and improve self-esteem.
We firmly believe in helping the world’s youth so that they can create their own tomorrow, we simply wish to be a conduit and facilitator; to watch these students grow and fulfill their dreams.
This mentorship program will be based on two principles: success and constant contact. While the principle of success may seem to be a general goal for defining a mentorship program, it is important to recognize the fact that no student is the same and each has their own goals and ambitions. We are here to help provide students with the tools and the knowledge they will need to fulfill them. The second principle of constant contact is crucial in this process, as it helps keep students focused, both mentor and student involved, and facilitates the tracking of progress.
Furthermore, this program will stress the importance of flexibility. Exposing students to various environments proves beneficial during the mentorship process. Therefore, public meet-up locations will vary but will be determined by the convenience of the student.
We offer one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring, (which is one adult to four mentees) and adult supported and supervised peer-to-peer mentoring.
One-to-One Mentoring ($10 fee, NO CHILD WILL BE DENIED DUE TO INABILITY TO PAY)
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 one year in either a library, community center or other public place. There will be field trips and other activities.
Group Mentoring (Free)
Group mentoring involves one adult mentor forming a relationship with a group of up to four 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 (Free)
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.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in becoming a mentor or if you are interested in becoming a mentee (student requiring mentoring services).
- Visit us online at Become a Mentor for more information on becoming a mentor or complete the Online Mentor Application
- Visit us online at Become a Mentee for more information on becoming a mentee or complete our Online Mentee Application
We are currently accepting donations to help support our mentoring program.
Donations can be mailed to: Make a check payable to Camp S.W.A.G. (with “Mentoring Program” in the memo line). Mail to
P. O. Box 3392
Cary, NC 27519
To give via credit or debit card, please use the Paypal link below or give us a call at (919) 443-5866.
All mentors must complete a thorough background check.