can you be a KinPerson (Mentor)?
Being a mentor is as simple as being there. And yet, its that complicated too. We ask that you spend an hour or two, once a week, with your KinKid. You and your KinKid will decide what kinds of activities you will do together. For some, its getting outdoors and exploring nature. For some, its a shared love of a sport, for some its going to the library and reading together. It can be working on homework, creating a project, working towards a goal. It can be cooking, eating, researching, building, crafting, sewing, playing, walking, running, fishing, kayaking, skating, hiking, golfing, laughing, talking, photographing. The list goes on and on. You will find your groove and as your KinKid grows, your outings will change. But here’s the funny thing, as much time as you will spend trying to figure out what to do, its not the important part. The important part is spending time together.
“My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’“
— Jim Rohn
The process of becoming a mentor does take a little effort. We want to know that you will be a healthy influence on your mentee, so we check you out pretty thoroughly. But I promise you, it is worth it. Give me a call (284-9885) or (send me an email). Our first meeting will just be a conversation about our program. If you like what you hear, I’ll give you a bunch of paperwork to fill out. It’s pretty simple and if accepted, you will make a huge difference in a bunch of little ways to a fantastic kid right here in our community.
Mentor_Description -think you have what it takes to be a mentor? Here is the basic job description!
“What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.”
— Clint Eastwood
so, what’s the cost?
An hour or two a week. You arrange with the parents to meet with your KinKid. You pick him/her up and bring him/her back home. The parents will want to know your schedule and what you will be doing. We will help you with that conversation. The Coordinator (that’s me!) will be in touch with you, your KinKid and the parents to see how things are going. If your activity costs money, you will be expected to cover the cost for yourself and your KinKid. But honestly, you don’t have to spend money. There are plenty of fun things to do that don’t cost. About once a month we do a group activity. The group activity can count as your weekly get together if you both wish. A couple times a year all the mentors will get together for a workshop. There is no cost to you or your KinKid for the group events or the mentor get-togethers. And that’s it.