Mentor a Child.
The SpringSpirit Mentoring Program is designed to help our participants realize their potential in Christ and to support their growth on the fields, in school, and in life. We recruit caring, Christian adults to serve as mentors, encouragers, role models, and friends for participants ages 9-18.
- Purpose of Mentoring Program
SpringSpirit's mentoring program is designed to support the growth of our students on the fields, in school, and in life. Caring, Christian adults are recruited to serve as mentors, encouragers, role models, and friends.
Good habits and practices are best learned through observation of people who demonstrate them in their lives. These patterns of behavior are lived, not just talked about, and that’s where our mentors truly make an impact. Our mentees benefit from seeing responsible Christian people interacting with each other and exhibiting the habits and practices that lead to successful lives. The goal is for those habits and practices to “rub off.”It is our goal that as many SpringSpirit participants as possible are matched with an individual or family who will connect with that child and play a role in their spiritual, educational, and social enrichment.
Why Mentor with SpringSpirit
- The commitment is just once a month, but the impact will last a lifetime!
- The mentor visits occur upon your availability and are flexible with your schedule.
- Mentors are free to use the SpringSpirit complex and amenities for mentoring visits. (Community Center, library, playground, baseball fields, batting cages, volleyball court, basketball hoop, picnic tables, etc.)
- We offer optional monthly Mentor and Mentee Events.
- We can guarantee that you will get just as much out of your mentoring relationship as your mentee will!
Basics of the Mentoring Program
Mentors agree to meet in person with their child at least once a month and communicate via text, email, or phone at least 2 additional times per month. This can be accomplished by establishing a relationship of caring and trust so that the child will benefit from the Mentor’s interest in his or her life.
A Mentor may be a single person or a family.
- We strongly encourage you to take your mentee out into the community to experience new people, places, and experiences. Here are a few activities that our mentors often do with their mentees.
- get ice cream
- read a book together
- play a board game
- start a game of catch at SpringSpirit
- grab a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant
- go on a walk or play frisbee at Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou, or Rice University Trail
- check out Houston's museums, some of which are always free or are free on Thursdays