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 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 the interests of both the mentee and mentor, and are meant to be fun and inspiring. The mentorship commitment is one year. 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. 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 fill out our form below. With questions, please contact Kayla Figueroa, Program Director, at 410-641-4598.