What’s a mentor? A mentor is someone who helps you define your goals and achieve them. A mentor is a supportive, non-judgmental adult who is committed to seeing you succeed. Mentors provide advice and encouragement, and they won’t ever judge you. A mentor makes a commitment to be there for you.
You can decide whether you’d like a mentor who works in a career field you’d like to pursue or someone that has similar interests. Your mentor is also someone to share new experiences with – try new restaurants, go see some music, or do a sport together.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights has a mentor program for young people ages 18-22 who have been in foster care in Los Angeles. To fill out an application and find a mentor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213.368.6010.