Mentor North in need of mentors for kids in the community

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: September 03, 2020 05:35 PM

The Mentor North organization, a community-based mentoring program in Duluth and Superior, is in desperate need of mentors for kids in the community.

Mentor North said they need 40 mentors for their new Five Point Academic Mentoring Program, which is designed to help students with homework.

To be a Five Points Mentor, you commit to meeting the mentee you're assigned once a week for one hour over the course of the school year. The Five Points Mentors provide academic support and encouragement for youth as they navigate the upcoming school year.

There's also mentors needed for their community programs in Duluth and Superior, which currently has 200 youth on a wait list. The time commitment to be a mentor in Mentor Duluth and Mentor Superior is four to eight hours a month. A mentor shared more about his fulfilling experience being a part of this program.

"I think the biggest thing about mentoring is being of support to the youth and that's where it is, it's meeting them where they're at, it's providing what they need, it's not necessarily about yourself. It's about providing that kid for what they need," said Serrano Robinson, a mentor.

The program focuses on being youth-centered and offering support to youth in the community.

Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to sign up to help can sign up to be mentor by clicking here.

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