Who are mentors?
Americans who decide to make a difference by helping their New Neighbors are at all stages of life--singles, families with children, or pairs of friends who want to team together.
No special skills, languages, or education are required to be a good mentor.
Global Neighbors provides training and resources for every new mentor. You just bring your patience, compassion, listening ears, and curiousity.
Are you ready to mentor?
Mentoring a refugee or non-English speaking family is incredibly rewarding, and the payoffs to your new neighbor(s) are enormous. Click the blue button below below to sign up! You can also print the PDF and scan or snail-mail it to us.
Mentors share 1 hour per week, for 6 months, tutoring and introducing their mentee families to American life. Activities vary from family to family, and according to your abilities, but frequently include English practice, homework tutoring, culture swapping, driving practice, exploring the community, and sharing meals together.
Ready to change your life?
It's been an amazing, educational, overwhelming, satisfying, frustrating, and emotional experience! Everyone should do this at least once!
In spite of differences in skin color, languages or religions we all have the same basic needs of love and friendship.
I gained more from the experience than my mentee, I'm sure. I have new cultural insights and appreciation for the growing diversity in our community.