Connecting Generations will be hosting a training session next month for any adult interested in becoming a volunteer mentor.
The training sesseion will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on March 7 in the GW Carver Center – IRSD Parent Center at 30207 Frankford School Road in Frankford.
The organization's Creative Mentoring program trains adults to work one-on-one with a child to help the child grow and develop his/her potential. Mentors volunteer one hour per week in a school or community/faith-based organization near where they live or work. They mentor students who have been identified by the school counselor or a staff member as needing some additional one-on-one attention by a caring adult.
Mentors make an initial commitment to mentor for one school year.
Individuals interested in finding out which school or community/faith-based mentoring programs are close to where they live or work, or to submit an application and register for training, should visit www.creativementoring.org.
The Creative Mentoring program supports mentoring programs in more than 80 schools and community and faith-based organizations in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties in Delaware. They train volunteer mentors and help schools and organizations design and implement quality mentoring programs. Creative Mentoring currently has more than 1,000 active mentors volunteering throughout the state.
More information about Connecting Generations is available at www.connecting-generations.org, or by calling (302) 656-2122 or toll free (877) 202-9050.