Studies show that many kids live in an “opportunity gap”. They simply don’t have connections that will expose them to new worlds and experiences.
Without these opportunities, they don’t possess the same hope and perspective as others. This is leading to greater drop out rates, less post-secondary educational pursuits, a higher poverty rate, and more overall negative and destructive behaviors.
It’s simple! By sharing your hobby, interest, workplace, or career you can change the future of a young person.
We simply ask for about 1 hour* each time, to share your “experience” with one of our mentor matches. The mentor will always accompany the young person as an overseer and to offer support.
* Some experiences may take less or more time.
We ask that you provide this opportunity a few times a year, as we have kids curious about your “experience”. We will contact you to schedule the visit.
Enjoy showing the young person a whole new world of fun, learning, and possibilities. Feel good knowing that you played a key role in helping that young person find a new hobby and perhaps a new path forward in life!
Are you willing to share what you love to do? Hundreds of young people are curious and ready to learn something new. You can pass on your interests and excitement to the next generations!
Build a birdhouse, show them how to garden, take them on a ride in your boat or on your horse. Teach them how to stream online, crotchet a beanie, or use a camera. Give a tour of your job and company, share your sport, or show them how to origami.
Sometimes we may feel that our hobbies, interests, workplace, or careers aren’t that exciting. Well, it’s important to remember that most of the kids in our community and program have never experienced it before and may love to learn everything about it.
Sign up and we will contact you to officially add you to our Experience Partners list.
We will also ask you to share a little more about your experience and determine how much time is ideally needed.
After that, we will contact you to schedule a time to share your experience with one (or a few) of our mentor matches.