The LifeTies Mentoring program pairs youth with trained volunteer mentors with the goal to provide the presence of caring adults for youth. Pairing youth with a mentor can support a path to a safe and healthy future.
Benefits of pairing youth with a trained volunteer mentor:
- Improved self-esteem
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Increased resiliency skills
- Safer lifestyle choices
- Increased social skills
- Better attitude and positive habits
- Lower school dropout rates
- Increased high school graduation rates
- Healthier relationships
- Opportunities for social activities
- Increased desire to set goals
- Stronger college and career aspirations
Both individual and group mentoring options are available. LifeTies Mentoring program services may include any of the following: social activities, job shadowing, exploring post-secondary institutions, participation in recreational activities, career path exploration, and more.
Referrals can be accepted from any stakeholder, including family, school staff, probation, CMO, and community-based organizations. Services are available to support a variety of needs.
*Mentoring opportunities vary by NJ location.
Be a Mentor
Do you want to make a difference? Are you patient, flexible, and a good listener? Volunteer your time to make a difference in a young person's life.
Mentors are needed to provide youth with guidance and support. As a mentor you can spend quality time with a young person to improve their self-esteem, promote positive youth development, and help them deal with day to day challenges. Mentors make a 12 month committment to work with youth on an ongoing basis and a minimum of four hours per month. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and pass all background clearances.
Help shape someone's tomorrow. Become a mentor today.