FAQ

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What is a friend?

Help support the Toledo Mountain Mentors’ goal to provide lifelong experiences for the youth of Toledo, Ohio. Your donation will ensure that the Toledo Mountain Mentors continues to be a positive influence on our local youth, who may feel the pressures from peers in their day to day lives. Our purpose is to become an additional support group to help educate, encourage and enlighten our mentees of alternative solutions to everyday problems. By becoming a friend to the Toledo Mountain Mentors, you will receive monthly emails, newsletters, notifications of upcoming events, fund raisers, exciting website updates, and much, much more.

Here at Toledo Mountain Mentors we rely on your donations and our community supporters to help children in the Toledo area in need of leadership and to develop lifelong skills to apply to their lives. The impact of such generosity cannot be measured in dollars and cents but rather in the relationship we strive very hard to reach the hearts of our youth. As a small token of appreciation, you will revceive an official Toledo Mountain Mentors’ hat, t-shirt or polo shirt based on your donation. On behalf of all of us at the Toledo Mountain Mentors, we thank you for your support and generosity.

Student Referrals?

Students – ages 13 – 17: Frequently asked questions

What youth participate in the Mountain Mentor program?

Both girls and boys ages 13 to 17, are referred by parents, teachers, counselors, pastors, and other caring adults in the Toledo, Ohio metropolitan area. The youth come from a variety of family, school, neighborhood, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Parents (or legal guardians) give permission for participation.

Who are the mentors participating in Mountain Mentors?

Mentors are selected for this program through a careful process of application, interviewing, reference checks, and criminal background checks. Trained mentors are then paired with students of the same sex based on personalities, interests, and relevant backgrounds.

What is the referral process for my teen or a teen I care about? 

Parents (or legal guardians) and teens are contacted by Mountain Mentors following referral by family or professionals aware of the mentoring program. Parents and teens are interviewed and provided with information in deciding whether the Mountain Mentors program meets the family’s needs and interests. Mountain Mentors can be contacted by telephone (419-481-3606) or online through the website.

What is the cost for a teen’s participation?

Mountain Mentors assumes responsibility for funding gear and expenses for the New Hampshire hiking trip or Great Ohio Bike Adventure, as well as the monthly team gatherings. Mentors usually pay for the inexpensive incidental costs of other time spent with their students.

What is a volunteer?

Volunteers get involved and help the day to day details including going on trips.

What is a mentor?

By becoming a mentor you will change kids’ lives, develop leadership skills, build teamwork, strengthen relationships, and accomplish more than you could ever have imagined.


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