Mentors & Cadets
Research shows that youth supported by a mentor have a greater success rate in careers. As a mentor, you are committed to maintaining contact with your Cadet for 14 months with a minimum of four contacts per month during the Post Residential Phase and submit a monthly mentor assessment.
The Role of the Mentor
Mentors act as a role model, advisor, friend and positive example to their Cadet. Prior to arrival, Cadets choose someone to be their mentor from their support system, The mentor plays a key role in the success of a Cadet following the residential phase. Having a mentor is a requirement to attend the program.
Training is provided to all mentors so they understand how to assist their Cadet with their life plan. Mentors will be contacted and allowed to choose which training dates they can attend.
Mentors are not in it alone. Every Cadet and their mentor will have a case manager assigned to help them during the Post Residential Phase.
How to Become a Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Mentor