Mentor Match is a mentoring program that has served youth with disabilities since 1985. Its goal is to help young people with disabilities meet their full potential for personal development and independence by matching them with a caring adult mentor.
Matches are expected to initially commit to one year. Over the course of that year, matches meet in person for at least four to six hours a month, and are in touch on a weekly basis by phone or email. Mentees and mentors do all sorts of things together: work on personal goals, go to museums and sports games, play games, do art projects, and more!
The program is free of charge to participants. The Mentor Match staff provides personal, on-going support to participants, helping each match thrive and succeed.
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I have had a wonderful time with my mentor. We have both learned a lot from each other. Our strengths, weaknesses, and even how much alike we are. My mentor has been there for me through all the trouble times with me: from hospital stays to all those times that my dad and I have never agreed. But the one thing I have to say is that he has been one of the key people in my life." ~A.J., mentee