Thank you for your interest in JUMP, the Johnston Schools Youth Mentoring Program. JUMP is a one to one program that facilitates one hour mentoring sessions that occur during school hours. Our mission is to build positive relationships to help young people reach their full potential.
Mentors serve as positive role models sharing in a variety of activities from helping students set and achieve goals to reinforcing basic lessons in life. Students benefit from the program by receiving support and guidance from a caring adult, experiencing greater self-worth and motivation to succeed, and improving interpersonal relationships with peers, teachers and family. Mentors also benefit by increasing their involvement in the community, recognizing they can make a difference, gaining new experience and knowledge about youth and the school system and by making a new friend.
To ensure the safety of our students and help our mentors have the best experience possible, the process to become a JUMP mentor includes an interview, a criminal background check, Department of Human Services child and dependent adult abuse checks and mentor training.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the following forms. Included are requests for contacting references from different areas of your life. Please give us a name and contact information for each of the following three reference types: a family member, employer and friend. If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact Karen Henderson (JUMP Recruitment Coordinator) at email@example.com or 515-991-3399.
To learn more visit: https://johnstonpartnership.org/jump/