One-on-One Mentoring Program

One-on-One Mentoring Program

“Make A Difference In Tomorrow…By Mentoring a Youth Today”.

Mentoring is a formal linking of a young person with a responsible, supportive adult. Many young people do not have enough contact with caring adults. Mentoring is a positive response to this need.

Klingberg Family Centers’ One-on-One Mentoring Program is intended to provide adolescents with a volunteer mentor, who will help build strong relationships, set and maintain life goals, and be a positive role model.

The people we serve:

Male and female youth, ages 14 to 21 years old, who have been referred by the Department of Children and Families. These youth reside in foster homes, group homes, transitional living apartment programs, Community Housing Assistance Programs, or residential settings, within the central Connecticut area (including New Britain, Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, and Wethersfield).

Requirements for Volunteer Mentors:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must make a one year commitment
  • Maintain weekly phone contact
  • Meet with mentee three times a month

So how do you become a mentor?

  • Inquire (you’ve already completed this step by just visiting the website!)
  • Apply (please complete the forms below)
  • Background Check
  • Interview & Reference Check
  • Drug Screen
  • Mentor Training
  • Match Between Mentor & Mentee

If you would like to apply to be a mentor, please click on the links below:

For more information:

Shannon Walsh
Assistant Youth Services Coordinator
(860) 832-5578
shannonw@klingberg.org