FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Margaret Stewart, Communications Director
June 2, 2019
NEVADAMENTORS.ORG CONNECTS VOLUNTEERS WITH MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES
RENO, Nev. – NevadaMentors.org is a central web location for potential mentors to find the information they need about mentoring, as well as be matched with the program that is right for them. Learn more about how you can become a mentor, please visit: https://nevadamentors.org/
NevadaMentors.org, an online platform location for potential mentors, offers a platform for adults to connect with mentoring programs to help at-risk youths by becoming a role model. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada created NevadaMentors.org, and is in collaboration with the following agencies, including The Children’s Cabinet Mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada, Youth First, 360 Blueprint, The First Tee of Northern Nevada, and Awaken. While each nonprofit organization involved has different and unique causes and mentoring relationships that they bring to the table. By visiting Nevadamentors.org, prospective mentors can choose programs that best suit their needs, mentoring interests and schedule.
NevadaMentors.org is a facet of the Community Foundation Youth Network Initiative, which addressed the needs of youth who were homeless, aging out of foster care, or runaways. Many of these youth wished they had a mentor in their lives and believed that having a mentor would help them make decisions that changed their lives for the better. According to MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, children at risk who had a mentor were, 55% more likely to enroll in college, and 52% less likely to skip school. This prompted the Community Foundation to create a collaboration with mentoring agencies in the community.
“One thing that my mentees have taught me is that you are never too old to learn or to be open to new ideas. Every day I’m learning something new from such an amazing set of individuals who remind me that even though I am an adult, I still have a lot to learn. Jackie teaches me the value of patience and perseverance; to have the patience to listen to my mentees and give advice when needed and to have the perseverance to continue advising and working with young individuals.” Samuel, Mentor
Nevada Mentors encourages all individuals around the community to help at-risk youths by getting involved in becoming a mentor.
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About the Community Foundation: Established in 1998 as a Nevada nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has distributed more than $120 million in grants and scholarships from 240 charitable funds to strengthen the Nevada community. The Community Foundation conducts initiatives addressing challenges facing homeless youth, family caregivers to seniors, financial abuse and workforce housing. Learn more about the Community Foundation of Western Nevada at nevadafund.org.