People often wonder why a volunteer-based organization needs funding at all. The reason is simple. Matching children with positive adult role models requires professional screening, training and monitoring. Given that our vision is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of all young people, funding plays an ever important role in our success as well as the development of children in our community.
THE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL MENTORING
RECRUIT — SCREEN — TRAIN — MATCH — SUPPORT
We have a comprehensive infrastructure for supporting mentorship partnerships: detailed legal screening of mentors to ensure safe participation; a broad network of professional staff supporting mentors and volunteers; systems for selecting, approving and supporting volunteers; referring families to agencies that provide other services if required for the mentee and their family.
ONE TIME DONATION
$25 Provide one orientation meeting to a Little and their family.
$50 Provide a Big and Little with their very first visit
$100 Fund a child's enrollment process into our programs
$500 Fund 15 hours of monthly professional support for one match, and help us find new volunteers
to match to our children
$1000 FULLY SUPPORT ONE MATCH FOR A FULL YEAR!
$10 Will provide a young person to learn about healthy relationships and active lifestyle
$20 Supports the application and screening of potential Bigs
$35 Will provide a mentor to spend an hour a week with a young person to Ignite their potential
$50 Provides intake sessions for Littles and their parents/guardians
$85 Creates and supports a ‘Big’ & ‘Little’ match for an entire year