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Become a Mentor

The Mentor Program's mission is to empower individuals to reach their highest potential and support them on their journey to independent living. This is achieved through the dedication of volunteers who commit to providing support, guidance, and friendship to their mentee.

By becoming a part of their social circle and connecting with community members who genuinely care, the mentor helps the young adult grow and succeed in their life, both now and in the future.

It's About Relationships

We are deeply committed to supporting survivors, who often face heightened vulnerability and unique challenges in shaping their futures.

The Challenge

Survivors constitute one of the most vulnerable populations in need of support. Their journey through adversity presents numerous obstacles that can hinder their growth and success.

Our Commitment

Recognizing the critical importance of fostering resilience and empowerment among survivors.

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The Solution

By fostering meaningful connections and providing consistent guidance, mentorship equips survivors to navigate challenges and unlock their full potential.

The Significance

Research consistently shows the positive impact of mentorship. Through our mentorship programs, we offer survivors guidance, support, and opportunities for growth that can significantly impact their life trajectories.

Together, we can make a difference in their lives.

Join AfterCare International in our mission to provide support, guidance, and opportunities for survivors, empowering them to build bright and promising futures.


  • How do I become a Mentor?
    You must be at least 21 years old and able to relate to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. All mentors must complete the entire application process, interview with a staff member of Aftercare International, pass a background check, and undergo all necessary training to be approved. Mentors must adhere to the mission, rules, and guidelines set by the Aftercare International Mentoring Program and maintain up-to-date records of their required paperwork. Become a mentor by applying and filling out the form.
  • What are the requirements?
    Be at least 21 years old. Be interested in working with young adults. Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures. Be willing to complete the application and screening process. Be dependable and consistent in meeting time commitments. Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed. Have video conference availability (Google Meet, Zoom, etc.). Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, complete the weekly Mentor Report Form, and accept constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities. Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a clean driving record (for in-country mentors and in-country visits). Have a clean criminal history. No use of illicit drugs. No use of alcohol or controlled substances inappropriately. Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years. May need to be fluent in Spanish or other languages, depending on the mentee's needs. Desirable Qualities: Willing listener Encouraging and supportive Patient and flexible Tolerant and respectful of individual differences
  • What is the commitment of a Mentor?
    Make a one-year commitment. Spend a minimum of four hours per month one-on-one with a mentee via video conference. Communicate with the mentee weekly. Attend an initial two-hour training session at the beginning of your participation in the program, and attend two additional two-hour training sessions each year thereafter. Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events.
  • I have never worked as a Mentor. Am I still qualified?
    Yes! The primary quality we seek in our mentors is the desire to help others reach their fullest potential!
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