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Child Mentoring

Mentor a young adult and change a life! Through our mentorship program, young adults aging out of foster care are teamed with a supportive community volunteer to help them transition into adulthood and independency. Serving as a mentor is about sharing time and knowledge and giving of yourself. Helping a child realize their potential will allow them to follow their dreams and believe that THEY CAN DO IT!

Read the story of one of our mentors.

To learn more, please contact Sarah St. Gelais, Mentor Program Coordinator, via email at sarah.stgelais@cbcvf.org or phone at 386-238-4900.

Mentor Criteria

  • Willingness to work one-on-one with a youth in foster care between the ages of 14 and 17.
  • Willingness to spend at least 1 hour per week for at least 3 months with matched youth.
  • Must submit to and pass fingerprinting, background checks, and a drug screening.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have automobile insurance with 100,000/300,000 bodily injury liability coverage limits.