Becoming a mentor is a 6-12 month commitment to at least one youth (more, if desired) in our community. Mentoring involves approximately one hour per week, including contact with your mentee, goal setting, community interaction, and social outings. ACTION, Inc’s focus is on problem-solving, high school completion, and post-graduate planning.
To sponsor one student, 12-15 years old, the total cost is estimated to be $200 total to complete the program. To sponsor one student, 16-19 years old, the cost is estimated to be $300. Funds can be awarded for the following: ACT prep or test, college and apartment application fees, sports or school clubs, IDs, permits, or driver’s licenses, employment or interview attire, and bi-monthly outings!
Our amazon wishlist contains needed items for ACTION, Inc and is shipped directly to us!
Monthly outings are created to allow our mentees (and mentors) to have fun, get to know one another, and make community connections. An example of an outing would be a tour of WKU, followed by a Hilltopper basketball game. #gotops
Each month, we will offer group mentoring session for our mentees. Whether you decide to cook for us, have it catered, or pay for us to take care of it, we are appreciative! The best bonding takes place over a meal.
What are you passionate about? What do you wish you could tell the teens in our community? What is something you wish everyone knew? Join one of our monthly group mentoring sessions as a guest speaker!
Not only are we working to help our youth, but we want to help you, too! Our mentors and mentees will be given many opportunities and encouraged to volunteer at other organizations. *Can you provide a space where mentees can come shadow you for a few days or weeks? Help them decide what’s next- post graduation.
All groups, clubs, and classes are welcome to volunteer. All the work done for ACTION, Inc is volunteer based.
Multiple members of the board for ACTION, Inc. hold human services degrees and are willing to supervise interns. Contact us for more information!
ACTION, Inc is in its beginning stages and is starting from scratch. Beginning January 2021, we will be posting quarterly financial reports, as we hope to be as transparent as possible with how your money is invested in our youth and our community.
Please note that donations are 100% tax-deductible.