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? 

 

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 and a constructive example. Mentors are people who want to help young people by being supportive, dependable, understand and most importantly being a good listener.

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 13-19. 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 four mentees) and adult supported and supervised peer-to-peer mentoring.

One-to-One Mentoring ($10 fee, NO ONE IS DENIED BASED ON 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 at least 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 Online Mentee Application or complete the Mentee Application. Upon completion of the Print Mentee Application, please email completed application to Mentoring Program or via US mail to:

Camp S.W.A.G.
Mentee Application
P. O. Box 3392
Cary, NC 27519

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

If you want one-to-one mentoring there is a one time $10 fee, please pay below after submitting your Online Mentee Application.

Program Directors

Christopher Coard
Sherry Pulcher




 

 

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