FNL Mentoring provides opportunities for young people to be in ongoing, mutually beneficial, caring relationships, which strengthen a young person’s resiliency to challenges in life.
The FNL Mentoring program pairs volunteer high school students with middle school students who have been identified as having potential to benefit from the positive influence of an older student mentor. FNL Mentoring has the high school mentors plan and conduct mentoring sessions using an FNL-specific curriculum. This curriculum covers important, age-appropriate topics such as goal setting, self esteem, values, behaviors, bullying, alcohol and other drugs, and the importance of academic success. The mentors and proteges are also paired for one-on-one or small group work to further discuss the topics, any shared experiences, and to provide additional protege support.