Thrive: Academically, Relationally & Spiritually
Kids and communities are transformed by personal relationships. When Christian adults commit to mentoring our students, we see students – and their families – thrive.
Our Students are Waiting for You!
Students at Little Lights live in either Potomac Gardens or Hopkins public housing complexes, under-resourced neighborhoods where 90% of youth live in single-parent, female-headed households that exist on less than $9,000 a year. Without intervention, an estimated 2% of these kids will go on to attend college. These kids want – and need – mentors, and yet are unlikely to have one.
I still believe this simple truth: the biggest need a child has is to feel loved and valuable. My prayer is that more Christians will reach out to these children and their families to show them that somebody, especially God, cares for them.” – Steve Park
Build a Relationship without an Agenda
Don’t be intimidated by the word “mentor.” While it’s important work, mentoring is simply doing life together over shared meals, games of basketball, outings to the mall, the skating rink, museums, or even the grocery store – whatever you enjoy doing together. God does amazing work through these mundane things.
As a Christian mentor, your goal is twofold: To love your mentee as God loves, freely and unconditionally, and to model what it means to love and follow Jesus.
Become a Christian Mentor
Becoming a mentor is a tremendous opportunity but also one to consider carefully. During the application and interview process we will work with you to determine if you are ready to step into the role of mentor. In order to apply you must agree to a background check and meet all of the following requirements:
- be at least 21 years old
- be a committed Christian
- be able to commit to at least one year as a mentor (from date of matching, not from application or interview date)
- commit to spending a minimum of 6 hours/month with your mentee (in-person outings must take place at least every other week and calls (via video or phone) on off weeks)
- agree to attend monthly mentoring meetings while matched
- agree to submit monthly reports on time spent with your mentee while matched