YOUTH MENTORING

The AYCC Youth Mentoring Program is developed and managed by two AmeriCorps Volunteers who have devoted one year of their life to serving youth ages 5 to 12 from Waterville and the surrounding communities at the AYCC.  This program will enhance positive development and learning through providing more intentional interactions with others. By participating in this program, children will develop a greater love and appreciation for connection and an excitement for learning.

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The AmeriCorps mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.  For decades, AmeriCorps has worked to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. sending people, power, and funding to communities across the country. Disaster response, opioid crisis, education – these are just a few of the causes where AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have stepped up to strengthen their community.  For more information, visit www.americorps.gov  

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June Schalk
Ressa Maheu

Originally from Chicago, June’s experience with kids has inspired her to be more present in the positive advancement of youth. She wants to help provide kids with mentors and help create lasting constructive relationships between local youth and the community. She enjoys movies of all genres and spending time with her family.

Majoring in Sport Management at Thomas College, Ressa comes from Bristol, Connecticut. She hopes to expand mentorship resources to more students in need of additional support and guidance. In her free time, Ressa enjoys weightlifting and watching sporting events at Thomas.

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MENTORS
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Come Create Brighter Futures for Youth Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mentors are community volunteers passionate about creating positive change among the younger generation. They play the role of a dependable adult friend that provides guidance and support to their mentee. 

WHO CAN BE A MENTOR? 

  • Any adult 18 or older - we provide the training! 

  • Has the desire to work with children and promote positive youth development  

  • Completes all pre-match training and background checks 

WHAT IS THE MENTORS ROLE?

  • Be a friend  

  • Exemplify positive characteristic traits 

  • Be a consistent, supportive presence 

  • Benefit child’s development 

IN PERSON MENTORING

  • Meet one hour each week at AYCC (Current ASP hours: 8:00am - 5:30pm) 

  • One year time commitment 

  • In-person training

 

VIRTUAL MENTORING

  • Meet 30-45 min a week over video call 

  • One year time commitment 

  • Stable internet connection & technology access 

  • Online training 

BENEFITS

  • Build connection with your community’s younger population  

  • Learn new skills  

  • Receive extensive mentor training and support  

  • Opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life 

  • Eligible for a discounted AYCC membership and free use of the facilities after mentoring session 

APPLY TODAY

Information sessions scheduled at request 

Email June or Ressa to schedule.

 

Any youth who already attends the AYCC After School Programs is eligible to request a mentor!

HOW DO I GET A MENTOR?

  • Attend the AYCC After School Program

  • Have parent/guardian permission.

  • Complete the parent/guardian interest survey

  • We'll match you with a prospective mentor

  • Meet with mentor 1:1 weekly for a year

FIND OUT MORE! 

Contact Ressa or June 

 

Parent Interest Survey

Mentor Interest Survey

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