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What Does It Mean To Mentor

TIME Mentoring has been an important part of our community support effort since 1999. Believing that every child should be given the opportunity to realize his/her full potential, the TIME Mentoring Program was initially loosely based on Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was originally intended to provide Baxter County Alternative School students a one-on-one relationship with a positive, caring adult mentor. This program serves youth who are at risk of failure for any reson. With the closure of BCAS in July 2015, groundwork was laid with Mountain Home Public Schools, and the Junior High counselors and principal partnering with Community Connections for Youth & Families, to redirect the program. Counselors invite students who could benefit from a mentor, while allowing parents to chooose to have their student participate in the program.

Through trained community volunteers, the youth are provided friendship, guidance and encouragement to strive for a positive attitude toward themselves and others. Mentors help their mentees identify problems, set goals and encourage them toward a constructive and productive lifestyle.

Our objective is to recruit, screen and train volunteers who are willing to commit a minimum of one hour each week to establish individual, caring relationships with youth who may benefit from the program.

To learn more about the program, click here for a video.  (Website opens in a new window.)

For more information, or to sign up, just fill out this short volunteer application  or give us a call at 425-7970.