One of the critical components of our organization is our Youth Mentor Program. This program has been designed to motivate, educate and support youth in our area to serve within their own communities in ways that utilize their gifts and talents. Each year, The Sandbox intakes a new class of Youth Mentors who are required to complete an application, interview and receive training to walk alongside our Honorees, both on their day-to-day journey and leading up to Prom. The program is progressive and each year mentors can elevate through the program. It begins with our Youth Ambassadors and progresses to our Senior Youth Mentors. These Senior Youth Mentors not only CARRE for our Honorees they also lead their own team of youth.
The Youth mentor program was established with the following objectives:
- Develop Empathy and compassion for others
- Build self-esteem and motivation
- Develop skills in commitment, social responsibility, creativity and critical thinking
- Become leaders by motivating and guiding other
If you would like to join The Sandbox Youth Mentor class of 2019, please check back on February 1st 2019 when the online application will become available.