Obviously, I could not recommend this more highly.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!
True Colors runs CT's only LGBT mentoring program. We've got plenty of youth -- 40 who have a mentor and TWENTY-FOUR on the waiting list. Waiting for someone just like YOU! Call Kamora at 888-565-5551, ext 203 for more information.
What does it take to be a mentor? A couple of hours a week. The willingness to listen (and not be too quick to judge). A sense of humor. An interest in making a difference for a kid. A degree in the university of LIFE. Did I mention a sense of humor? The ability to pass a child welfare, DMV and criminal history check. The willingness to participate in a one day training as well as monthly check-in training (done both in person and/or on -line!)
What you don't need to be a mentor? Special skills, a degree in higher education, a huge investment of time or a lot of financial resources (though we certainly won't turn you away if you have these...
True Colors is hosting its next mentor training on Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 AM to about 3:00. We will even feed you! Can't make that one? No problem. The next one is Saturday, September 17th. Same time, same place. But, imagine, waiting in a shelter or a group home for a whole other month, just because nobody showed up for them...
For more information: call 860-649-7386 and ask for Kamora or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: although we need mentors all over the state, we particularly need folks in the Waterbury, Danbury, Litchfield area and in Stamford. If you know anybody in those areas who might be interested, please forward the email along to them! Thanks!
True Colors, Inc. Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that combats homophobia, gender bias and racism. We provide support, education and advocacy to those responsible for the health, education and well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Youth and Families. We can be reached at 888-565-5551 or on the web at www.OurTrueColors.org