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!
"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...
Men are looking for direction.
Men are looking for truth that works.
Men need accountability to drive growth.
Men want to learn to be a better leader.
Men need discussions focused on character.
Men need help overcoming personal challenges.
Men are in need of fathers and leaders.
Men need to understand attributes of manhood.
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.
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.