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Many of the students we are aiming to help are subjected to extremely difficult circumstances that affect their personal life and academic performance. As a mentor, we encourage you to provide guidance, motivation, and emotional support. We also encourage you to help your mentee explore careers, set new goals, develop contacts, and identify resources. Since this initiative is based on school regulations, to qualify as a mentor you must:

  • Submit a CORI check and fingerprinting 

  • Host  biweekly informal sessions at public locations that best fit your schedule 

  • Attend the mentorship orientation and other events

  • Commit to meeting your mentee for the entirety of the school year

    *Students must meet with their mentors in public areas to avoid any policy violation

Program Requirements:

  • Be at least 19 years of age.

  • Pass screening/CORI

  • Commit to 2 meetings per month minimum

  • Commit to the program duration

Program Guidelines:

  • Transportation

  • Meetings held in "public space" i.e. Wareham Public Library, Marc’s Pizza. Onset Bay Coalition, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc.

  • Once a month check-in regarding your
    mentorship experience


Mentoring Basics:

  • Being A Friend

  • Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations

  • Having Fun

  • Allowing Your Mentee to Have a Voice and Choice

  • Being Positive

  • Directing/Controlling Conversations

  • Listening

  • Respecting the Trust the Mentee Places In You

  • Keeping the Relationship In Mind

  • Relationship Building Responsibility

Mandatory Reporting:

Massachusetts law requires mandated reporters to immediately make an oral report to DCF when, in their professional capacity, they have
reasonable cause to believe that a child under the age of 18 is suffering from abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters must also submit a
written report to DCF within 48 hours

What conditions are Reportable:

  • Maltreatment

  • Physical treatment

  • Children neglect

  • Sexual Child Abuse

  • Child Exploitation

Escalation Procedures:

Tips for handling the child with care: this is a delicate situation, you should first explain to the child what is happening. It is better to explain to the child what is occurring.

If you would like to be a mentor, fill out the form below!

Thanks for submitting!

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