Project AWARE Mentoring Program (PAMP) is designed to pair caring adults with young people who need support, reinforcement, counsel, and friendship. PAMP offers young people the chance to develop relationships with adults, other than their parents or teachers, whereby mentors can become friends, role models and advocates.
- Improve a child's self esteem
- Help improve academic skills
- Lead young people to resources they may not find on their own
- Provide support for new behaviors, attitudes and ambitions
- Enhance parenting skills
All children have the potential to succeed in life. However, some do not get the support they need to thrive and become productive, contributing members of society. FII Mentors are a highly motivated, well trained and dedicated group of caring adults who possess an unalterable desire to make a difference in the lives of children. FII mentors embrace and fully support the slogan “Every Child Deserves a Chance!”
To register a child for PAMP (click here)
FII mentors are required to undergo a rigorous application process that includes a criminal background check and an evaluation of employment in other mentoring programs including regular, cooperative, summer, voluntary and temporary positions. Accepting a mentoring position with FII means that, among other responsibilities, a mentor agrees to:
Commit to a minimum one year service period
Spend a minimum of two hours per week with the mentee
Spend at least two hours per month with the mentee on social/cultural enrichment activities.
Participate with their mentee in a community service project twice a year
Meet with parents/guardians once a month
Submit a monthly activity report to the Case Manager
Attend quarterly training sessions
Project AWARE Mentor Training Program
FII offers one or two day workshops for any person who seeks to work with youth or have a desire to mentor youth affected by incarceration or other risk factors.
Follow the link below if you would like to become a mentor in the Project AWARE Mentoring Program.
To initiate the mentor application process, (click here)