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
A mentor act as a role model, advisor, friend, and positive example to their Cadet. Before 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
The first step is to complete a Mentor Application.
Download Link: Mentor Application
To become a mentor, you must:
By policy a mentor cannot live in the same household or be the immediate family: mother, father, stepmother or father, brother or sister includes (step), mother or father’s significant other, foster parent or legal guardian. Additionally, a mentor cannot be a Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy Staff member, their spouse, or significant other.
If you meet and understand these criteria, you can begin the formal application process.
If you know a youth that is applying to Lincoln’s ChalleNGe, you may include your application with that of the youth’s. If you do not know a youth that is applying, you may submit an application, and we will match you with a youth from your area.