Decatur Youth Services Department – Decatur, Alabama

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Every 3rd Thursday of each month Decatur Youth Services will be holding a Mentoring Training Session for Volunteers who want to become involved in the community by mentoring the youths in Decatur City Schools.

Mentors must:

    • Be willing to mentoring a child for an hour each week. You can read to them, play games, have lunch, help with homework etc. (We will confirm with the school the best time to meet)
    • Commit to 6 months to a year
    • Stick to the schedule
    • Set high expectations
    • Be understanding.
    • Background check will be done (few exceptions police officers, social workers etc.)

Benefits for youth:

    • Increased high school graduation rates
    • Lower high school dropout rates
    • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
    • Better attitude about school
    • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
    • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
    • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
    • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
    • Improved interpersonal skills