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Become a Mentor with JIFF

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
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Age Limit21 and up
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“STOP COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT”

THESE ARE THE WORDS ECHOED BY MANY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS WHEN CONFRONTED WITH HEARING COMPLAINTS FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY NEGATIVE OUTCOMES FROM BAD DECISIONS/CHOICES BY OTHERS.

Becoming a Mentor is one way to “Do Something About It”.  Mentoring leaves probably the single greatest impact on the lives of youth than any other opportunity, program, or preventive factor that can be offered.  Youth who are mentored are 130% more likely to hold leadership positions themselves.  Now that one statistic alone says a lot about what we [as a society] would like to see happen in the lives of any youth who has been deemed “High-risk”, “troubled teen”, or criminally connected to the Juvenile Justice system.  

What we also hear from those who have been challenged to “Do Something About it”, is “I’m just one person, ‘What can I do!”  My answer to that is, “what’s the difference between empathy and sympathy?”  Well, sympathy is saying, “What can I do! I’m only one person.”  Where empathy is saying, “WHAT CAN I DO?” I’m here to help, sign me up!”  The answer is in the difference between the exclamation and the question; those who ask a question verse give an exclamation, are the ones who will generate the most impact.  So, it reminds me of this quote by an unknown author, “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”  NOW, “DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!”  SIGN UP TO BE A MENTOR AND “BECOME THE DIFFERENCE”!  GHANDI ONCE SAID, “We must become the change we seek!”

-MENTORING MATTERS IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The LLT mentoring relationships meet for an average of four hours or more per month.  Our vision it to connect community leaders, business professionals, and individuals living a faith-based lifestyle in strong mentoring relationships with our youth.  Those relationships will promote the following achievements: retention in school, regular advancement in grade level to graduation, individualized career plans, soft-skills, post-secondary education, enrollment in occupational trades leading to certification, employment opportunities, and/or encourage a faith-based lifestyle free from a life of crime.  

Type of Mentoring Program: Community and Site-Based


Mentors Requested: Males and Females


Intake Process: 

Application:  Live Life Together (LLT) Application

Training:      Grizzles Foundation New Mentor Training and Mentoring Central Online Training

Screening:   Interview, background check, and verification of references



JIFF MENTORING SEASON IS YEAR ROUND

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Requirements
Must be at least 21 years’ old
Must complete our application and background check process
Must be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
Must be willing to make a 12-month commitment
Must complete at least two training modules
CausesChildren & Youth Community Economic Development Education Faith-Based Incarcerated, Formerly Incarcerated Legal Services Poverty & Basic Needs Social Justice Tutor
SkillsCoaching

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Location: 254 S. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38128