This Saturday I will be going to a training session at Hope for Prisoners. There are three sessions where people who hope to become mentors for someone in the 18 month program at Hope for Prisoners learn the what, where, how and why. After I attend the class, I will let everyone know how it went. I am sure there will be some talk about setting boundaries and how to motivate someone who hasn’t had much motivation in a long time. I am really looking forward to it.
Not just anyone can be a mentor. You need to have a desire to do it and a commitment for the entire period. There is also a background check. You can be a mentor if you have been through the program as a participant too. In fact, those people have an advantage, as they know exactly what a person has been through. They are shining examples that people can make a turn around and change their lives. You don’t have to be recycled through the system time after time. There is hope!