Seeking Mentors

Happy new year to our entire extended SA-YES family!

To our friends who are located in Cape Town, we are looking for male mentors for our 2013 Transition to Independent Living Programme. Here’s a great look at some of the success stories from the programme in years past, and the mentors who made it possible…

No experience is necessary, but mentors must be:

  • Independent
  • Aged 26 or above
  • Trustworthy and consistent
  • Persistent and empathetic
  • Open-minded and respectful
  • Tolerant and resilient
  • Youth focused and a good listener
  • Must have access to email, internet and voicemail
  • Willing to make an application for a police clearance
  • Willing to complete a National Child Protection Register check
  • Able to provide 3 references
  • Available for mentor training on January 19th or 26th

The programme would call for a commitment of one year for the following:

  • One hour per week to meet with mentee
  • Communicate weekly via online tracker system with SA- YES
  • Attend quarterly Individual Transition Plan meeting
  • Attend three compulsory teambuilding sessions, held on Saturdays
  • Attend closure meeting with mentee
  • Attend graduation ceremony

If you think you are up for the challenge, then please call us during office hours on 021 402 0795 or 076 771 9011. Please share this information with as many people as possible to help us spread the word. We are looking forward to another extremely successful year with your gracious help and support. Thank you!

(We are also looking for a Programme Co-ordinator for the youth mentoring programme. If that’s you or someone you know, please submit your CV to Michelle Potter.)

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One comment on “Seeking Mentors
  1. Joshua says:

    Hi, do you have this programme in Johannesburg?

    I would love to be part of the programme in one way or the other.

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