Become a Mentor
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A  Mentor's Role

A mentor is a caring, adult friend who devotes time to a young person. Although mentors can fill any number of different roles, all mentors have the same goal in common: to help young people achieve their potential and discover their strengths.

Mentors should understand they are not meant to replace a parent, guardian or teacher. A mentor is not a disciplinarian or decision maker for a child. Instead, a mentor echoes the positive values and cultural heritage parents and guardians are teaching. A mentor is part of a team of caring adults.

A mentor's main purpose is to help a young person define individual goals and find ways to achieve them. Since the expectations of each child will vary, the mentor's job is to encourage the development of a flexible relationship that responds to both the mentor's and the young person's needs.

By sharing fun activities and exposing a youth to new experiences, a mentor encourages positive choices, promotes high self-esteem, supports academic achievement, and introduces the young person to new ideas.

A mentor may help a young person:

Plan a project for school;
Set career goals and start taking steps to realize them;
Make healthy choices about day-to-day life, from food
to exercise and beyond;
Think through a problem at home or school.
Mentoring Requirements
Complete a mentor application
Submit proof of TB test result conducted within six months of the program start date.
Attend 6 weekly 1 hour workshops.
Become a Mentor
Mentor Tools
Mentoring Guidelines
Mentoring Brief
Elements of Effective Practice
Mentoring FAQ
Why Become a Mentor? To help save a life now and in the future!

It's a fact that obesity and malnutrition in childhood are strong risk factors for childhood and adult degenerative diseases. Our country is currently facing a growing epidemic of unfit and overweight children and there is a pressing need to solve this impending health crisis.  Through the ShapeUp program, you can do your part to help get America on the road to good health.  A small commitment on your behalf will not only help to reduce the rate of childhood obesity and related illnesses, but will also help to increase youth participation in regular physical activity, create student health advocates and teach high school students the value of responsibility.
SOSMentorís mission is to empower underserved youth to make healthy choices. We deliver innovative nutrition and fitness education that inspires kids to advocate for health in their schools, families, and communities.