Posted by RE Coordinator
Posted on June 22, 2015
There are two ways we match mentors with youth, aka the pro tégés:
a. We ask the youth or parents to nominate three mentor candidates (see below), OR
b. If the youth would prefer that the COA organizers chose a mentor or if the requested adult is unable to serve as mentor for whatever reason, we will assign a match.
In matching mentors, we prioritize the spiritual needs of the youth over those of the mentor. We choose adult volunteers who are the same gender as the youth and who are known to UUSS for six months or more (and/or checking with their previous congregation if they’ve just moved), requiring for a written reference and/or background check, a minimum age of 25 for adults working with any group that includes youth in high school, and agreement to follow a Code of Ethics.