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Mentoring at Bethany Christian Services

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For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future.

Youth Requesting a MENTOR

  • Mentor for a 12-year-old Caucasian male who enjoys the outdoors, animals, and art and struggles staying motivated in school
  • Mentor for a 12-year-old African American male who like sports, skating, and video games. This mentor is ideally 30+ years old with a thick skin who is active, engaging, can model positive actions/behavior, and is willing to deal with a delinquent history.
  • Mentor for a 19-year-old Caucasian male who has aged out of foster care and would benefit from having a mentor who is a positive role model, sociable, and willing to assist with finding a job/building a resume, etc.
  • Mentor for a 16-year-old African American male who can assist with employment skills and is willing to spend quality time together playing sports, fishing, and other outdoor activities

For many youth, mentors are hope, they are comfort, they are family, and they are the pathway to a promising future. As a mentor, you have the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families. Mentoring is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your mentee can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Mentors within our program serve as positive role models who are willing to offer a listening ear and spend quality time with their mentee. The program is community-based, meaning that match activities take place out in the community. Activities might consist of going to the park, working on homework at the library, going out to eat, or other fun/educational activities in the local community.

There are 50 boys ready and waiting to be matched with Mentor across Greater Grand Rapids right now ... that's double the number of girls waiting.

We ask that mentors commit to spending at least four hours per month with their mentee for at least one year. Also, individuals who are interested must be 18 years of age, have reliable transportation.

Extend a us now to become a MENTOR!


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