What is a Mentor?
A seasoned individual who guides you along your life journey. They share wisdom & insights, feedback, support and guidance to assist you in making decisions that will shape the course of your life.
Expectations of Rhea of Hope Mentors
- To serve as a mentor for an underserved, at-risk adolescent or young adult for a period of one year
- To have an ongoing relationship during this tenure that includes a face-to-face experience once per month
- To provide a holistic mentoring experience that includes the five key areas of focus identified by the Rhea Of Hope Foundation:
- Intellectual Prowess
- Health and Wellness
- Spiritual Growth
- Psychological Well-Being
- Economic Stability
"The passage from childhood to maturity is filled with hazard and hope."
— Patricia Heaston, PhD
A means to support and direct girls, adolescents, and young women as they face, address, and overcome societal and developmental challenges of life.
- A period of hope, for longevity and prosperity
- A transitional period, as one's identity is newly emerging
- A time filled with uncertainty, of what one can and should become
- A time when identity formation is challenged
- A time when decision-making is critical and complex
- A time when positive role models are needed but not often found
Are You Ready to Become a Mentor?
Mentors can become certified volunteers of the foundation by completing the following steps:
- download, complete and return the mentor application form
- agree to take and pass a criminal background check
- agree to support Rhea of Hope Foundation with an annual donation
- agree to attend and support Rhea of Hope Foundation fundraisiers
Please return your original completed Mentor Application Form to:
RHEA OF HOPE FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 9396
Aurora, IL 60598