AALEAD truly believes in the positive effect of connecting a caring, committed adult with our young people. We connect youth with adults to form relationships that provide youth with a safe avenue to express their feelings and frustrations, improve their self-esteem, foster positive self-identity, give youth opportunities to explore new interests and develop hobbies, and motivate them to pursue higher education.
The AALEAD Mentoring Program gives youth the opportunity to be matched in a one-on-one mentorship with a caring adult from the community. All mentors are required to go through a background check and screening process. Our staff take time to get to know each mentor and mentee to make the best match possible. Oftentimes, youth lack the support needed at home, with families who may not have the skills or time to provide support, and at school, being overlooked as a youth in need due to the model minority stereotype. Mentors help to fill that gap by serving as an additional support system.
Are you interested in becoming a mentor? CLICK HERE to find out more!
AALEAD provides support to youth in Community College through one-on-one support with connection to resources and career guidance.
For more information about AALEAD’s Community College Program CLICK HERE