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.
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.
The Village Center for Family Life
105 Spring Street
The One-on-One Mentoring program is funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.