Be The Mentor You Needed Growing Up.

Worcester Connects is seeking mentors!

“Worcester Connects” is a youth mentoring program designed to help students who need a positive role model in their lives.  Students in Worcester County grades 1 – 12 can be matched with a volunteer mentor and participate in both individual and group mentor meetings. The focus is on each student’s strengths to help them build self-esteem, be successful in school, and learn how to make positive connections with others. Mentors will be asked to provide one-on-one guidance, coaching and friendship to their mentee and maintain communication with the child’s parents or guardians on progress.

Mentors must be 18 years or older & plan to see the mentee at least twice a month, scheduled around the mentor’s availability. These meeting are based on both the interests of the mentee and mentor. Each meeting is meant to be fun and inspiring for both. All mentors must participate in a short interview, pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license, and complete a self-guided, online training. They are asked to commit to the program for at least one year and will meet with their mentee at least twice per month. Free group events will also be held regularly for the both the mentor and mentee to attend when able. 

Worcester County’s Initiative to Preserve Families, the Local Management Board for Worcester County, and Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, on behalf of the Children’s Cabinet, funded this project under award number CCIF-2022-220596. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any State or Federal agency.

If you would like to refer a student, please contact Kayla Figueroa, Program Director, at 410-641-4598.

If you would like to be a mentor, please click here.