Become a Junior Mentor!

Junior Mentor Qualifications:

    • Must have been a program participant for at least 2 years
    • Must be 18 years of age
    • Must have completed the Ore to Shore bike race
    • Must show a willingness to help at STC practices and events
      • For example, volunteering at races, or helping set up equipment at practices each week.
    • Must demonstrate leadership qualities by acting in a mature manner, helping newcomers, and offering encouragement to other team members
    • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
    • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
    • Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
    • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
    • No use of illicit drugs
    • No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
  • Must complete 1 year of Junior Mentor Training Program (can start training when they are 17)

 

Junior Mentor Role

  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by committing to weekly program activities
  • Strive for mutual respect 
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Ensure personal and emotional safety 
  • Teach biking and bike maintenance skills

 

Time Commitment

  • Make a commitment for a program season 
  • Communicate with the mentees weekly
  • Attend an initial training session and additional training sessions if applicable during each year of participation in the program
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

 

Desirable Qualities

  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences

 

Benefits

  • Building personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and individuals
  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
  • Personal ongoing support, supervision to help create a successful mentorship
  • Mentee/mentor group activities, participant recognition events