Mentees range in age from kindergarten children to seniors in high school. They come from all walks of life and have countless reasons why they seek a mentoring relationship. Great places to look are schools, churches, and non-profit agencies.
BE CAUTIOUS: There are people who love children and would love to mentor but there are also people who prey on children and families. Be cautious and ask questions about anyone involved in your child’s life. Parents must follow up on mentoring relationships and talk to children about their experiences.
If you want to learn more about these programs and if you might benefit, please call the Jacksonville Children’s Commission for additional information at (904) 630-7251. We have also listed the Mentoring Opportunities Guidebook to find programs who fingerprint their mentors.