GET INVOLVED & VOLUNTEER

Giving is not always about money, it can also be about time.

Teens and young men are looking for mentors. In surveying young men, most want a mentor but fail to find someone willing to invest the time.

When you mentor you are making an investment in the character of another person. Read more.

NON-PROFITS NEED MENTORS BUT DON'T ASK

Did you know most non-profit organizations want mentors but fail to ask?

FOR NON-PROFITS IT'S...

Easiest to ask for money.

Easy to ask for project volunteers.

Hard to ask for mentors.

Yet they want mentors. But often because mentor talents are varied, and mentees needs are diverse, organizations cannot see through the matching process. But when it comes to one-on-one mentorship, this just doesn't matter. So invite yourself into mentoring!

TESTIMONY

"We wanted people to mentor in our inner-city program, but as the program lead, I didn't want to build a program. What I wanted were willing people to join with us and spend time in conversation with our clients and volunteers, and Vince and his team starting sending mentors to us. This provided the guidance many wanted. Rather than flying in and out, they invested their lives." - Mill City Ministry

REACH YOUR CITY BY MENTORING YOUNG MEN OR TEEN BOYS

We have found that organizations in the urban core are always looking for help. The most effective way to give is to invest time by leading a teen in one-on-one mentoring. And here are the benefits...

DIRECTION
Men are looking for direction.

TRUTH
Men are looking for truth that works.

ACCOUNTABILITY
Men need accountability to drive growth.

LEADERSHIP
Men want to learn to be a better leader.

CHARACTER
Men need discussions focused on character.

CHALLENGES
Men need help overcoming personal challenges.

FATHERHOOD
Men are in need of fathers and leaders.

MANHOOD
Men need to understand attributes of manhood.

WISDOM
Men need wisdom from another man.

12 TIMES A YEAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Frequency makes a difference. Notice most young men are looking for weekly mentorship, but consider a monthly investment. That's only 12 times a year. Not a lot of time to make a massive investment in someone's life.

Frequency Preference of Men for One on One Spiritual Mentoring

MENTORING ADDRESSES FATHERLESS ISSUES

Fatherlessness is an epidemic that has a cascading impact on young men.

90% - Of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes

85% - Of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes.

80% - Of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes.

71% - Of all high school dropout come from fatherless homes.

63% - Of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.

Mentoring is a real solution to all these issues. In fact, it could be the best and most proactive solution.

WHAT'S REQUIRED?

Too many self-disqualify from the simple process of mentorship. If you have a little time & can be a self-starter, then you can mentor.

BE A SELF-STARTER

A big reason your favorite non-profit does invite you into mentoring is that they think you don't want to do it. Prove them wrong! Set up a meeting with a volunteer leader, program director, or even the executive director and ask them if you can mentor 1 person. You might be surprized.

BE A SERVICE TO YOUR COMMUNITY

A benefit of mentoring is that it requires little time, effort, and muscle - just presence. And it counts as community service hours on your time, not exclusively on a program schedule. It's entirely relational.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Call a non-profit you care about and set up a meeting.

TELL THEM

I have been thinking about mentoring someone in your organization around these skills (list them), beliefs (list them), and issues (list them). Is there someone here who you might want me to mentor on your staff or volunteer team? Or do you have a client or customer who might benefit from this?

ASK THEM

How can my mentorship of this person, or people group, compliment what you are trying to accomplish your mission as an organization?

Thirty Virtues That Build A Man