All teens need positive role models ready to motivate and ignite interest. Your journey as an AGBU GenNext mentor starts here.
Mentors must be 21+ at time of application. For more information, check out our frequently asked questions.
Mentoring is about advancing the learning and development of the Mentee. A mentoring relationship is most effective when the Mentor and Mentee take the time at the beginning of the relationship to set specific, measurable, and meaningful goals. By listening, guiding and being a positive role model, Mentors will leave a lasting impact on the life of their Mentee.
Mentors communicate weekly by phone, e-mail, online chat or in person. You are encouraged to participate in mutually agreed-upon activities such as studying, playing sports, enjoying recreational activities based on your mutual interest, exploring museums or attending cultural and educational events organized by AGBU.
Typical two-hour group meeting includes an introduction of a new skill like problem solving, leadership secrets; group discussion of a topic, etc. Seminars are focused on a specific topic and are facilitated by professionals from various industries within the community. Topics are collected from surveys submitted by Mentees and Mentors, parents, school administrators and staff.
Yes. Mentors are required to submit monthly reports to program staff, providing details on the activities, interactions, and discussions that have taken place for the month. Staff also conducts phone conversations with mentors to monitor the relationship and assess whether the student would benefit from any additional resources/services as needed.
We will work with you to find the best solution but encourage weekly communication via email while out of town. We do not assign another mentor to the student.
Yes, but there should be a good reason to do so. We encourage you to at least have an initial conversation to explore whether the relationship would be mutually fulfilling