Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau

For more information on becoming a mentor or on enrolling a youth in the Juvenile Mentoring Program please call (765) 362-0694 ext. 103 or email using the "Request for Information" on this page.

 is dedicated to providing sustainable, one-on-one mentoring relationships for the youth of Montgomery County.

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Who

In order to become a mentor for a young child, you must be 21 years of age or older, and be willing and able to commit to one to two hours per week (minimum of 9 hours per month) for at least one year.


In order to become a mentee a child must be 6-14 years of age, reside in Montgomery County, and be willing and able to commit to one to two hours per week for at least one year. Parental consent is required.


Why

Having a mentor increases the self-esteem of the youth involved. Youth who have a mentor show improvement in academic performance. Having an adult mentor promotes positive emotional development. ​And most importantly, having a mentor means having fun!


How

The steps to becoming a mentor include:

  • Written Application
  • Must provide 3 character references
  • Personal interview with program staff
  • Background check
  • Driving record check
  • 4 hour mentor training


The steps to becoming a mentee include:

  • Written application
  • Parent/Guardian interview with program staff
  • Youth interview with program staff