Mentorship Roles and Responsibilities
Mentors will be matched up with participants based on their interest and passions. There will be a 3:1 ratio for mentors and they will be allotted time to meet with mentees either one on one or as a group. Mentors will be responsible for checking in with the students, building a trusting relationship, and tracking their progress in skill development throughout the program. They will be required to complete a mentor contact log once a week and provide it to the Youth Development Programs Coordinator to ensure the outlined objectives are met.
Club Times, Dates, and Location
This program will take place after school twice a week for a duration of 1 hour on days designated by the school or organization. The program will run the entire academic year, with recruitment and referrals being first priority for the 1st quarter.
The participants will have the opportunity to meet with mentors either when mentors have the opportunity to visit on the creative project days or outside of program hours. These meetings will take place either via zoom or in person at designated meeting space, depending on comfort and space availability.
Mentor Expectations and Responsibilities
- Commitment to the full academic year (based on Lincoln Public Schools, August - May) as a mentor and weekly hours
- Attend a training session and meetings as needed
- Develop relationships within the CATCH program with participants through activities designed to draw the group closer and more reliant on each other for support
- Respect confidentiality in and outside of the CATCH program
- Serve as a role model for academic and personal behaviors
- Help CATCH participants to practice good academic skills such as study skills, time management, life skills and habits that lead to success both personally and academically
- Be of good character and practice honest and integrity
- Promote diversity and inclusivity
- Maintain a safe and trusting environment within and outside of programming
- Remain professional as a representative of the YWCA Lincoln and the CATCH program
- Carry out the YWCA Lincoln mission to eliminate racism and empower women
*Background checks are required*
one academic school year
6-8 hours per month
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Wednesdays and Fridays
After School hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (time varies per school)