Teen Trendsetters™ Reading Mentors
Teen Trendsetters™ & Neighbor’s Way Mentoring Grant Applications Now Online!
Open to Schools & Nonprofit Groups in Florida. Access online Application Here.
To learn more or to see if a mentoring grant is available in your community please email email@example.com or call 352-237-6685.
Deadline to apply is July 20, 2012.
Teen Trendsetters™ provide one-on-one mentoring by teens to second and third grade students who are at least six-months behind their peers in reading. And, we’re proud to share that Teen Trendsetters is the recipient of a prestigious Harris Wofford Award for “best youth program” in the nation.
How Teen Trendsetters™ Works:
- Select teens work with an advisor at their high school to set up the Teen Trendsetters™ Program; each program averages 15 teen mentors.
- A partnership is established with a local elementary school to pair teen mentors with second and third graders who have fallen behind their peers in reading.
- Teens receive training to become effective leaders and mentors
- Teens provide one-on-one reading attention to younger children for one hour a week throughout the school year.
- Mentees receive approximately 15 free books to build their home library.
- At an average cost of $220 a year for a mentor/mentee match, the program is cost-effective. The parent involvement component makes the program eligible for Title I funding use.
View complete list of Teen Trendsetter schools for 2011-2012.
To learn more or to see if a Teen Trendsetters™ mentoring grant is available in your community please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-237-6685.
Our Mentees Respond:
Our unique mentoring program also gives high school students the training and confidence they need to serve as positive role models to their younger peers. Encouraging minority leadership is our strong suit.
“One young man, Tony, talked about how Teen Trendsetters™ helped him learn that he really enjoys helping others and gave him confidence. In fact, Tony became an advocate for an anti-bullying campaign, began tutoring his peers, and developed a caring, positive relationship with his mentee.”
- Kelly Messerly, Georgia teacher
To learn more about our youth mentoring efforts and other programs, please contact our staff by email at email@example.com or by calling 850.562.5300.