Volunteer Mentors Needed

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: Foster Care Support Foundation

State: GA

Contact: mentor@fostercares.org
Jordan Rayburn, 7703173749
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Do you have 4 hours per month to make a positive difference in the life of a foster child? The Foster Care Support Foundation's Hope 4 Tomorrow (H4T) Mentoring Program is seeking caring volunteers to mentor youth that reside in foster care, group homes, or relative care. We are in need of mentors in your area and we are hoping that you can help us spread the word.ᅠ

The Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves youth in care throughout the entire state of Georgia. There are currently over 14,000 youth in foster care in Georgia and thousands more in kinship or relative care. Below you will find a bit of information about the Hope 4 Tomorrow (H4T) Mentoring Program to help answer any immediate questions you may have.

Please help us spread the word about this program by passing this information along to anyone you think may have an interest in becoming a mentor for H4T or that would be interested in volunteering or donating to the FCSF.

The Hope 4 Tomorrow (H4T) Mentoring Program is a one-on-one mentoring program designed to create a strong bond between a mentor and a youth of the same gender aged 10 years or older. The program is quite unique in that each match is customized. The visitation dates, times and activities are chosen by the mentors and mentees themselves allowing for even the busiest individuals to find time in their calendar. During their visits, mentors and mentees will spend time together at a public facility of their choice. The activity choices are virtually endless! Whether you enjoy playing basketball, visiting museums, hitting the gym, cultural events, cooking classes, bowling, building robots, trying new foods or all of the above, you will find multitudes of activities to enjoy with your mentee.

Matches are based on a variety of criteria including geographic proximity, personality type, common interests, hobbies, and the goals the mentee and mentor wish to accomplish during their involvement with the program.

The first step to becoming a mentor is to register for an H4T Orientation Session to learn more about the program and determine if being a mentor may be a good fit for you. Orientation sessions are held via conference call and usually last about 30 minutes to 1 hour, so it is a very convenient introduction to the program. You can register for an upcoming H4T Orientation Session by visiting our webpage: http://www.fostercares.org/mentoring.

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