Mind you, it’s not all fun and games. We have participants who will test your patience, challenge your personal and cultural norms, need rides, and invade your space; as we know from our own experiences that is often part of the path from adolescence to adulthood. For every ounce of effort you give, you will get a pound of love in return. Before long the lines between “youth” and “adult” blur and what becomes clear are the bonds that tie us together. tSB has a unique, hands-on method of operating. In the 20 years we’ve been in existence, mentors have helped create and define each year’s program and curriculum. As you can see from the calendar on our website, you would be making a big commitment.
We use the Mentor Profiles to select individuals who will complement our team. Admission is based on a host of factors. We look for lots of things but, above all, commitment, honesty, compassion and conviction are the qualities shared by our mentors. Remember to return your profile before the November deadline and we will schedule an interview with you.
We sincerely believe that because of the caliber of our returning students, whom we call Peer Leaders, and your fellow mentors, the first half of 2018 could be one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of your life! More than simply “spending time with kids,” we make tSB the most interesting and devoted volunteer-driven enterprise in the city.