A Mentor/Mentee relationship is a key to a child’s development.
Hour Friend in Deed Mentoring Program provides mentors to children who have a parent in prison. Children are at the heart of our work at Hour Children, and mentors provide a much needed friend and a positive role model to a child when they need it most. Mentors inspire children (ages 4–18), help them develop strong social skills, and establish valuable goals through learning and sharing. Mentors and children choose what type of activities to do – playing sports, hiking, cooking, homework, going on a picnic, or seeing a movie.
Last year, one of Hour Children’s mentors won a national contest. Chelsy Spencer (on the right below) was named the winner of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s cruise contest! She has been a mentor for 7 years. We always thought she was outstanding, and we’re glad that the rest of the country agrees! Click here to see a video about Chelsy and Theresa, produced by Cabot Creamery.
To see how one of our mentors has added gymnastics to their regular activities, click here.