in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. present:
One-to-One Adult Mentorship Program *
Can you name someone who made a major positive impact in your life?
Can you see yourself being that person for somebody else?
In partnership with Goodwill Industries, B.L.E.S.S.E.D. Ministries, Inc. (BMI) is seeking mentors for its Adult One-to-One Mentoring Program
, designed to assist formally incarcerated individuals who reside in the Essex County, New Jersey community by matching them with outstanding community leaders, known as Mentors. *What is a mentor?
A mentor is a trusted counselor and guide, who helps and directs another individual's development, knowing that a person who receives direction and encouragement has a greater chance of success. *BMI's 3 Mentorship Goals are:
- Winning at the Workplace
– Mentors encourage and guide mentees through the job search and placement process and/or provide guidance as they seek to grow on their job. *
- Rebuilding at Home – Mentors help advise mentees as they seek to rebuild family relationships that may have been lost during their incarceration.
- Giving Back to the Community – Mentors provide mentees with encouragement and direction in helping to give back to society through various means such as volunteering or other positive community activities.
The Ultimate Goal: Empower another individual with more than just a second chance; provide them with the ability to see the hope inside of themselves to succeed and remain successful in society.
Submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 877-516-2536.
Otherwise, please mail your application to:
BLESSED Ministries - PO Box 1097 South Orange, NJ 07079
For more information, contact 973-327-4747 or email email@example.com
*Mentors must be 21 yrs or older and able to commit to contact with Mentee one hour a week via phone or in person or for a minimum of 4 hours per month for 6 months.
"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."
***Mentors assist in building communities by reducing recidivism***
MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
"It's amazing. When I look at my journey through life, I often reflect and thank the Lord for my Mentors. Without them, I would not be where I am today. As a young man, I lacked focus and the faith to see God's will and purpose for my life. I was often treated as an outcast. However, the Lord sent great and successful mentors into my life, who took an interest in my personal and professional life. They exposed me to a wealth of knowledge that I would not have received from school or my up bringing. We have transitioned from mentors, to partners, to friends. 'Be not hearers of the Word, but doers also. Faith without works is dead.'
The commitment to help someone become better than yourself is a true meaning of giving.
BLESSED Ministries, Inc.