Become a Mentor

How Do I Become A Mentor

The following steps are necessary to become an Academy 4 Mentor:

  • Complete the online Mentor Registration
  • Complete background checks as required by the school and Academy 4
  • Complete Academy 4 Child Safety Training and School Orientation

Commitment

Academy 4 mentors commit to 90-120 minutes one Friday per month during the school day.  These Fridays are pre-determined by Academy 4 and can be found on the Locations page of the school where you mentor.  While we understand you might not be able to attend every Academy 4 Friday, the program is most successful and you to have the biggest impact on the student when attending consistently on those designated Fridays.  If you know you will miss more than twice, we ask that you consider being a part of our Super Kids Club, mentoring students whose mentor is unable to attend.  There are also other Volunteer positions as needed.  Check with the Site Coordinator of your school for available positions.

What Makes a Good Mentor?

Mentoring a student is one of the most significant things you can do with your time and influence.  As an Academy 4 mentor you will have the opportunity to make a huge impact with a small commitment of time each month.

As you consider becoming a mentor, the following characteristics are important to being a great mentor:

  • A sincere desire to be involved in the life of a young person
  • Active Listener
  • Empathetic
  • Encouraging
  • Flexible and open to new ideas

Mentoring is beneficial both for the student and the mentor! Click here to see the Benefits of Mentoring


Want to Become a Mentor?

Complete the Volunteer Registration.  You will then be contacted by your site coordinator to complete your background check and child safety training.