Developed to offer children the opportunity to reach their maximum potential, GEEF's Mentoring program is a school and community-based initiative providing trusting relationships between trained adult mentors and Fountain Hills Unified School District students in grades K-12.
The Mentoring program received a 1st place 2007 Golden Bell Award from the Arizona School Board Association. The Golden Bell Award represents quality leadership and advocacy for children in schools.
A Mentor's Role
Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship between young people and positive individuals who offer support and encouragement.
A mentor provides young people with counsel, friendship and reinforcement.
Mentoring is aimed at developing the confidence, competence, and character of the mentee.
Who Needs Mentors?
Of 46 million Americans aged 8-18, 16 million are growing up without a mentor. That's one out of every three young people who, outside of their family at home, don't have a trusted adult who they believe they can turn to for advice and guidance. Of those young people,
9 million face a variety of day-to-day challenges that put them at-risk for falling off track.*
Benefits of Mentoring
Mentoring creates meaningful connections that can positively impact the lives of both mentor and mentee. Those who receive mentorship are more likely to see improved academic, social, and economic prospects. Those who mentor are able to further build important leadership, management and creative skills, while giving back to their community.
That means that EVERY mentorship matters.*
Become a Mentor
Whether you can give a little time or a lot, you can affect someone’s life in a positive way.
Mentors are asked to contribute 45-60 minutes a week during the school year. Mentoring takes place on school grounds, under supervision and direction of teachers and administrators.
Three simple steps and you can be well on your way:
Complete Mentor Profile Form
Attend Orientation Training
Schedule a Presentation
Supporting our youth and educational institutions depends on community involvement. We are available to do presentations and trainings on Mentoring for groups of all sizes.
If you would like to arrange a presentation for your workplace, classroom, faith group, civic, or any social organization, Email us.
Make a Donation
Tax deductible donations help fund
administrative costs, tools to support mentors, and events to grow the program.
Mentor Background Checks
Teacher/Mentor Assignment Folders
Skill Development Resource Boxes
National Thank Your Mentor Day Breakfast Ceremony
End of Year Celebration for Mentees and Mentors