"Since I have become one of the youth in F.I.G.G'S program I have been able see a better change in my life. I´ve been able to view the world differently, see more positive things and more possibilities in my life that I haven´t or wasn´t able to see. I have people around me that are supportive of my decisions and are open to listen when I need an ear or a strong opinion. I never feel like I am not being heard or that I am being pushed aside.
The F.I.G.G program helps me with my communication skills especially social communication. The program makes it easier for me to be socially active and helps build my confidence. The program is a good influence that I do have because I can stay out of trouble, have fun along with being around people with nothing but positive vibes. With being around happy, positive people doing things that I like to do; I am more comfortable with being myself around others. FIGG program all together is helping me become the best me that I can be."- Myvrion Willis
Mentors make a minimum of a one-year commitment to have at least twice each month with their mentees. Mentoring pairs explore all the exciting things WA has to offer, museums, movies historic sites, hikes, restaurants, and more!
Research (Mentor 2018) show that one in three young people do not have an adult with whom they can call a mentor. That means they are less likely to enroll in college, volunteer in the community, or hold a leadership position. You can be that adult.
Volunteers that work with a F.I.G.G youth in need of a position role model, provide a wider window to the world and help children gain perspective, access to opportunities, and a supportive, healthy connection.
F.I.G.G goal is to help children gain self-esteem, confidence and coping skills that will encourage healthy choices and inspire the realization of goals and dreams.
-Minimum Age: 21
-Education level: High School/ GED
-Mentor Commitment: Pairs should meet at least 2x/month for a minimum of one year
-On boarding Process Includes:
Mentor program overview + interview
Criminal Background check and fingerprint check