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    Just an hour a week can change a life.

    Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals? Look no further – the Norwalk Mentor Program run by HSC invites you to become a mentor and play a crucial role in shaping the future of Norwalk Public School students. Becoming a mentor is not just about giving – it’s also about receiving.And your guidance as a mentor will empower your mentee in so many ways. Our program is the oldest school-based mentoring program in the country. We follow the nationally recognized best practices outlined by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. As a member of the National Quality Mentoring System, we continuously assess and improve our processes with the guidance of The Connecticut Mentoring Partnership.

    What a Mentor Gets Out of It

    • Increase Personal Satisfaction: Experience the joy of making a difference in someone's life.
    • Enhance Self-Worth: Know that your efforts have a direct impact on a young person's journey.
    • Exposure to Cultural Diversity:** Gain insights and perspectives that enrich your own worldview.
    • Improve Your Employer's Image:** Showcase your organization's commitment to community engagement.

    What a Mentee Gets Out of It

    • Improved Self-Esteem and Confidence: Your support will help boost your mentee's self-image.
    • Enhanced Community Skills: Foster a sense of community and social engagement.
    • Motivation for Success: Inspire and motivate your mentee to strive for academic excellence.
    • Positive Relationships: Contribute to improved attitudes towards family, peers, and teachers.

    Responsibilities of a Mentor

    As a mentor with the Norwalk Mentor Program, your role is both rewarding and essential. You will be a guiding light, providing support and encouragement to your mentee. Your responsibilities include being open-minded, a good listener, and a positive role model. Your commitment will contribute to the overall success of the mentoring relationship. You can engage with your mentee in the school usually in the library or a classroom. We provide you with guidelines on what type of activities to do and what to talk about.

    The Importance of Mentoring

    Mentoring is not just a program; it’s a transformative experience that has a lasting impact on both mentors and mentees. Studies consistently show that children engaged in mentoring programs achieve higher levels of academic success, foster better peer and family relationships, and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.

    Be the Difference – Be a Mentor!

    Join us in creating positive change in the lives of Norwalk Public School students. Become a mentor with the Norwalk Mentor Program and contribute to a brighter future. Your commitment can make a world of difference.

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