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Mentors for Berks Youth
Last updated on May 20, 2016


Mentors’ purpose is to provide a one-to-one relationship between accomplished adults and socially or economically disadvantaged students. The focus of the program is to help bright young people reach their full academic potential; its key goals are to encourage completion of high school and to inspire those with the capability to pursue post-secondary education.

Who is a Mentor?
There is no such thing as a profile of an "ideal" mentor. Anyone who has attained success and accomplishment in his or her respective profession and is willing to make the commitment necessary to be helpful to a protégé can be a mentor. A mentor is a friend, and advocate and a listener.

A Mentor's Commitment......
The greatest form of commitment required of a mentor is sharing a part of him or herself with a protégé. The sharing between mentor and protégé is structured to the benefit of both.
A mentor is asked to make a one year commitment. A committment is made between the mentor and protégé, and can be extended by the mentor if desired.
The mentor is asked to make phone/email contact with their protégé at least one time per week and engage in at least one face-to-face activity per month. The organization is available to facilitate some of the activities and make suggestions for mentor/protege outings.

Mentors for Berks Youth started about 24 years ago by a group of engineers and educators (Tom McMahon, current mayor of the city of Reading was a young engineer whose vision was Mentors for Berks Youth.) as a grass-roots organization to help students finish high school and enter post secondary education. Ideally, students will return to employment in the greater Reading area where they can become contributing members of their communities.

Contact people:
 Linda Welford, Board President, (email)
Christine Sinclair, Executive Director, (phone), (email)

Office fax number: (610) 777-9111

 You And Your Student Decide Where Your Activities Will Take Place.
Monthly Activity Locations Will Be Provided

Shillington, PA 19607
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Last updated on May 20, 2016

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