Mentors provide children with a consistent friendship as they grow. Children who can benefit from this relationship come from many different situations – single parent homes, homes where parents must work long hours, children who are struggling socially or academically in school, or a child who might just need another person they can trust. The goal of mentoring is to build the family up: never to make any divisions. Your child’s mentor will respect you as the parent/guardian.
Is mentoring right for my child
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR MY CHILD TO BE MATCHED WITH A MENTOR?
- Both you and your child must be in favor of this mentoring relationship. A match will never be made without the full agreement of the child, parent/guardian, and the mentor.
- The match makes a commitment to meet for a year, averaging two hours per week.
- There is no requirement that the child and/or the family be Christian, but all must be open to being matched with a Christian mentor.
- There is no cost to you or your child for participating. BCMI helps mentors find free and/or low-cost activities to do, and helps raise funds to defer any expenses.
WHO ARE BCMI’S MENTORS?
- BCMI mentors are caring, responsible, Christian adults from the Brockton are.
- Our mentors participate in a four-hour training and have ongoing supervision through their mentoring ministry.
- Our mentors are thoroughly screened. Screening consists of an interview, four references, and an extensive background check.
- Our mentors choose to participate in this ministry because they desire to make a difference in the life of a child!