Seek first to impact one’s heart, and when you do,
they will graciously grant you their ear
For youth ages 10-17
A true CHAMPION in your corner
CONVERSATION ADVICE ENCOURAGEMENT FRIENDSHIP
can be heard by the deaf
seen by the blind
and spoken by the mute
Research has proven that positive relationships are instrumental in young people's growth, learning and thriving.
A true mentor must: show they care, build trust, actually listen, believe in the youth, encourage and uplift, enjoy the relationship, establish accountability, point them toward greatness, spark growth, provide support, advocate on their behalf, set healthy boundaries, allow the youth to come to their own non-forced decisions, never discredit their feelings, attempt to see things from their point of view, inspire a healthier perspective on their future, be flexible with the approach to the specific youth’s development, be vulnerable about one’s own journey, teach how to problem solve, and model all of this for the mentee through their own life.
Every youth deserves a Champion in their corner
Our experience working with youth is not limited to one particular field but a vast array
Virtual mentoring is a safer option and has the capacity of reaching anyone
We utilize many different forms of communication: phone, text, email, FaceTime, Zoom, and Instagram messaging
Each mentee is unique, and we treat them as such, creating individualized success plans tailored to their specific needs
All will receive personalized, heartfelt mentoring from a Champion mentor who truly cares
We do not dictate one's journey, but instead walk alongside one on their journey
Memberships are affordable and scholarships are available for those in need
Non-rushed progression is the key. Get to know the youth, build rapport and trust, be fully present, affirm their identity, reshape negative perspectives, encourage continual growth, and invest in their future.
Social-emotional strength is vital for a healthy young person.
Trauma is difficult to face and overcome, but a youth with a Champion mentor in their corner can thrive through such.
A youth can never have too many positive influences in their life. A Champion mentor does not take the place nor supersede any others, but helps amplify all other positive relationships the youth has in their circle.
Looking forward to bigger and better things. Thanks.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I really appreciate your encouragement :-)
Justin really helped me get through. Always keeping me going.
Your'e the one that kept my son going. He told me that you're the only one that has helped him. Thank you for everything you have done for my son.
My favorite part was being able to work with Justin. I can't say a bad word about him. It was always- you got this. You can do this. We're gonna get through this together. I know you are going through a lot, but we're gonna make it through this. You're gonna graduate, and I'm gonna see you walk across that stage.
You're the only reason I stayed in school honestly thank you for all the help and dealing with me at times lol
I felt like crap and was really down on myself before my mentor.
Thank you for everything Mr. Perata! (:
I couldn't be where I am today without you. Thank you so so so much.
Thank you sooo much Justin, this year has been about overcoming obstacles and you've helped me with some major ones and I appreciate it 100 times over!
Hey Justin just wanted to say thank you for the help for the last few months helping me out and going out of your way for me I really appreciate it thank you!