What We Do

One-on-One Mentoring

The Village’s One-on-One Mentoring program offers adolescents ages 14-21 a nurturing relationship with a stable adult who can provide guidance and support in setting and meeting goals.

Youth in the One-on-One Mentoring program are bright, resilient, eager and hopeful. They need support, friendship, love, encouragement and patience to realize their full potential.

Mentors must meet the following criteria:

  • age 21 years or older
  • pass background checks: DMV, criminal, CT protection services
  • have reliable transportation

Mentors must also make a 1-year commitment to the program, spend at least 3 hours each month with a youth – with phone calls in-between, and attend training and 4 group activities per year.

Access Services
One-on-One Mentoring is open to youth ages 14-18 who are in foster care and young adults ages 18-21 who have continued their involvement with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). Youth are referred to the program by DCF.

For information about becoming a mentor, contact:
Nicole Castro, 860-236-4511 x3334, ncastro@thevillage.org
or Lynn Webber, 860-236-4511 x3488, lwebber@thevillage.org

The Village Center for Family Life
105 Spring Street
Hartford, CT

The One-on-One Mentoring program is funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.