Connecting Generations will host training sessions for any adult interested in becoming a volunteer mentor in upcoming months. The first session will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the G.W. Carver Center - Indian River School District Parent Center, 30207 Frankford School Road in Frankford.
The Creative Mentoring program trains adults to work one-on-one with a child to help the child grow and develop his/her potential. Mentors volunteer one hour per week in a school or community/faith-based organization near where they live or work. They mentor students who have been identified by the school counselor or a staff member as needing some additional one-on-one attention from a caring adult.
The Creative Mentoring training is an important component of the application process, providing information that prepares adults to be effective mentors, including defining the role of a mentor, suggestions for activities, and listening and communication skills essential for successful mentoring relationships.
Additional training sessions will be held at the Carver Center from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20; 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 13; 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 28; and 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 9.
Those interested should apply and register online at creativementoring.org. Mentors make an initial commitment to mentor for one school year. Individuals interested in finding out which school or community/faith-based mentoring programs are close to where they live or work, or to submit an application and register for training, should go to www.creativementoring.org.
The Creative Mentoring program supports mentoring programs in more than 80 schools and community and faith-based organizations in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware.
Connecting Generations is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, home of Creative Mentoring and Seasons of Respect. More information is available at www.connecting-generations.org, or at 302-656-2122, toll free 877-202-9050.