Foster Care Mentor

1 in 3 young people will grow up without having a mentor– either through a formal mentoring program or informally through a family friend or community member – leaving them disconnected from a critical resource to help with these very things.

Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. Mentors provide many aspects of support to their mentees, a friend, role model, and advocate are just a few. Mentors assume these different roles as they build this relationship. Spero Foster Care mentors must have:



    • A sincere desire to be involved with a young person
    • Respect for young people
    • Active listening skills
    • Empathy
    • Ability to see solutions and opportunities
    • Flexibility

    The requirements are easy. Have a love for kids and a willingness to be the best mentor you can be. For safety purposes, mentors must be 18 years old and willing to submit to a background check (child welfare & criminal). If visits will include transporting a youth, driving records must be checked for transporting clearance, and proof of insurance must be on file with the agency.

    Spero Marion Campus

    1301 Enterprise Way, Suite 67

    Marion, IL 62959

    Ph: (618) 204-5522


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