Being a mentor is easy and fun and we guarantee it will change your life. We would love for every single one of our Dreamers to have an amazing mentor to simply do life with them… That new mentor could be you.
Join by yourself, with a friend, or with a group from work. It’s as simple as going to the beach, eating dinner, or just talking with a Dreamer. Even one hour a month of one-on-one time from a Mentor is more than many children receive from anyone.
What is a Mentor?
It’s impossible to dream when you have no hope. A mentor can provide not only hope, but exposure to activities, places, and opportunities otherwise unknown to a child. A mentor can make a difference just by being there. A mentor can say, “Of course you can do it.” A mentor can transform the life of a child, and in doing so, can transform the world.
- 98% of children with mentors stayed in school
- 85% did not use drugs
- 98% were deterred from teen pregnancy
- 98% did not join a gang
100% of our Dreamers have reported that their mentors help them feel like they can achieve their goals.
What Does a Mentor Do?
Not only is being a mentor rewarding, but it is easy and fun! A mentor is asked to meet with their mentees twice a month for the first three months and once a month thereafter, or more, if they’d like. They should also keep in touch once a week via telephone, text, or internet. Typical mentor outings include going to the beach, checking out a free concert in the park, seeing a movie, baking cookies, or playing a game of catch. IHADLA also organizes large group outings were mentees and mentors can participate together.