Class 41 Cadets with Mentor
Mentors encourage our cadets
Family members lend support
Mentoring... A little help from a friend
ChalleNGe uses a Youth Initiated Mentoring match; when applicants apply to the program they identify potential Mentors from their local community. Mentors are formally screened and trained prior to a ceremonial matching with their Mentees. The mentoring relationship forms the core of a youth’s Post-Residential ChalleNGe experience. It is within the safety of this relationship that a young person can evaluate what was learned in ChalleNGe and apply it to real life.
How it Works
During the Residential Phase, mentors maintain regular contact with their cadets in an effort to provide support, guidance and establish a relationship. This can be achieved by:
After graduation when the cadet is back at home the Post-Residential Phase begins. At this time, Mentors help ease the graduates transition back into their communities and help them stay on track with their life goals.
An active, healthy Mentor relationship with graduates has proven to be the key ingredient to the long-term success of ChalleNGe graduates.
Interested in becoming a Mentor?
We are always seeking caring individuals who want to support our youth. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please complete a Mentor Application and return to:
Attn: Mentor Coordinator
417 South Elliott
Pryor, Oklahoma 74361
Fax: (918) 824-4858