TALKS Youth Mentoring: Youth transforming through building relationships
In this program, young people are paired with adult volunteers (some of whom are DePauw students) through their county schools and meet weekly in a structured program to increase professional skills. The goal is greater success in their schooling, which can yield greater success in their future jobs and in service to their community, a “future story.” Soft skills such as interpersonal communications, goal setting and working towards them, and discussions of their dreams for the future and how to best achieve that through positive personal habits and taking the right next steps.
Research has shown that students who go through TALKS mentoring improve school attendance, raise grades, and reduce behavior incidents in school.
Would you like to have a Mentor?
If you would like to have a mentor, contact your school counselor and let them know.
Would you like to be a Mentor?
Adults in the community who are interested in mentoring a young person should email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can let us know which county school you would like to serve. After a background check, we will provide training and get you started.