Mentor Center Help  Youth  Succeed!


 

It takes one person to make a difference in a child’s life. Be that person.

It is documented that students who participate in mentor relationships miss fewer school days, are less likely to participate in negative behaviors and more likely to graduate on time.


Just one hour a week can help a child become:
•  52% less likely to skip a day of school
•  37% less likely to skip a class
•  46% less likely to start using drugs
•  27% less likely to start drinking
•  33% less likely to hit someone

Under the Mentor Center, United Way now funds and has oversight of eight mentor programs.

The Mentor Center also serves as the anchor of the Palm Beach County Mentor Network, a professional affiliation of 22 formal mentor programs working together to elevate mentoring in the community.  These local mentor programs oversee more than 10,000 mentor matches.

Click here for a list of the Mentor Center Network programs and contact information.

 

UPCOMING EVENT

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Become a Mentor! It takes ONE person to make a difference in a child’s life. Be the ONE.

Get Involved! Enjoy March Madness!

Recruitment Event for Male Mentors

Thursday, March 24 | 5:30-7:30pm

Hurricane Grill & Wings |1500 Gateway Blvd. | Renaissance Commons Boynton Beach                         

Please stop by for appetizers and learn about the amazing impact you can have on a child’s life by becoming a mentor. We currently have opportunities available at locations throughout the county!

RSVP by March 21 | Gary Graham 561.375.6638 |GaryGraham@UnitedWayPBC.org

 

To learn more or to become a mentor, click here.


MENTORING SPOTLIGHT SUCCESS STORY

Sarah’s mom passed away when she was only a little girl so her dad, Eric, wanted her and her sister to have a positive female role model in their lives. Shari Notowitz had two grown boys and was looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity. That’s when both Eric and Shari connected with Ruth Rales Family Services’ mentor program. After going through the strict screening process, Shari and Sarah were matched. That was six years ago. Their relationship started off with Shari helping Sarah with her reading skills and evolved into something much deeper, more along the lines of family – they do everything from talking about important life lessons to beach days and museum visits. Sarah was a flower girl in Shari’s son’s wedding and neither can imagine their lives without the other.

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