What does it take to be a mentor?
- Are 18 or older.
- Commit to the AASK Mentor program for at least one year.
- Spend quality face-to-face time with a child or youth twice a month.
- Provide companionship, guidance and support.
What are the expectations for a mentor?
- Mentors typically plan activities that tap into the interests of the child or youth. After a home inspection, a mentor may get approval to let the child or youth spend time at their home.
- AASK requires mentors to meet with their matched child or youth at least twice a month.
- Mentors are required to submit a monthly activity summary. You can submit your Activity Summary online.
How does AASK support mentors in its program?
AASK has dedicated support staff to facilitate the matching process and provide on-going support and services including:
- Free, fun monthly events and activities.
- AASK-sponsored Annual Spring Picnic and Holiday Party.
- Free tickets to community and sporting events.
- Optional training opportunities.
How do I find out more about becoming a mentor through AASK?
The first step to becoming an AASK mentor is to attend an information session. Information sessions are provided across the Valley. There is no need to register, just choose a time and location that works best for you. Or, you can get started here.