Amigos Mentoring is a youth mentoring program, funded by the U.S. OJJDP, for court involved youth ages 11 – 15 from the City of Lawrence who, at the time of enrollment, are enrolled in the Guilmette, Arlington and RISE Academy. The goal of the program is to prevent gang involvement among high risk youth by providing positive adult role models who form consistent and positive relationships with youth.
Family Services recognizes the power of mentoring and believes that providing these young people with positive adult role models will have a lifelong, positive impact. Mentees will be matched with an adult mentor (1:1 relationship) who will meet with them at school or in the community once per week for a minimum of 1.5 hours. Mentors are provided with a high level of support and training as they work to build relationships with young people.
Amigos is now recruiting mentors!
Amigos Program Mentors are required to:
- Make a one year commitment
- Go through an application process
- Pass a Background check
- Attend ongoing mentor training
- Have a good sense of humor
- Are responsible, stable and nurturing
- Are at least 24 years old
- Want to have fun!
To inquire about becoming a mentor, complete the information below: