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    JDI Life Skills

Mentoring Programs

What Mentoring Programs are Available?


  • “A strong Personal Foundation is the first      

  •       major milestone on the path of        

  •       development. A strong personal    

  •       foundation is not created overnight.”

  •                                                        -Coach U



  • “Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There’s no telling what you can do when you act upon them.”


    •                                           -Jim Rohn



    “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”


    •                                  -Michael Jordan


    • “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”

    •                      -Ralph Waldo Emerson












There are several different types of mentoring opportunities available with JDI Life Skills. The mentoring programs focus on homework help, reading, sports and just  having fun. Programs meet weekly, on either a weekday evening or Saturday.

                                                         Mentees range in age from 5 -18

                                                          Transitional Adults age 18 - 25


What is Mentoring?


Mentoring is the relationship between an adult (mentor) and child (mentee) that provides young people with the guidance, support and encouragement that will make a positive and lasting difference in their lives. Children's Aid staff work to form these relationships with children and youth in their programs and locations, but many of our mentoring programs depend on volunteer mentors.

Some of the specific benefits for mentees and mentors are: 


1.    An improved sense of health and well-being


2.    An enhanced self-image and sense of self-worth

3.    A sense of feeling valued and appreciated

4.    A sense of feeling competent and accomplished

5.    A sense of spiritual fulfillment

6.    A feeling of having gained deeper insights into one’s own childhood                   experiences

7.    A deeper understanding of and appreciation for one’s own children

8.    A sense of satisfaction from "giving back to the community"

9.    A sense of feeling needed

10.  A feeling of being respected by others for contributing to society in a very         important way.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Click on the Mentor button and apply NOW!

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