mentor for life

Our mentors work as a “cord of three”, providing guidance, encouragement, and support to their mentee in an atmosphere where it's safe to fail and try again.

Unlike traditional mentoring programs with a 1-to-1 ratio, we seek to connect each of our residents
with three mentors. This principle is based upon the scripture reference of "three strands"
in Ecclesiastes 4:12 that says:


"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

 

Our mentor teams are a strong force in helping their mentee accomplish career/educational goals, learn/develop necessary life skills, and live interdependently upon transition from Saving Grace.
More importantly, these relationships are a place where these young women will find genuine acceptance, encouragement to grow beyond their circumstances, and strength to sustain them both now and in the future. Once a resident transitions out of Saving Grace, her three mentors
"go with her" and continue as a much-needed support system for her. 

Mentoring "Grace" for Life is a big commitment and looks a little different for everyone. Here are some basic expectations for Saving Grace mentors: 

 

  • Commit to meet with her regularly (2-4 hours/mo on average)

  • Establish trust and maintain confidentiality

  • Provide guidance and encouragement

  • Identify learning opportunities for her

  • Expose her to new ideas

  • Provide helpful resources

  • Share personal experiences and perspective   ​

We are passionate about supporting our mentors throughout their experience. Here's how:

 

  • Each "Cord of Three" provides support to the group
    as a whole

  • We host monthly mentor gatherings

  • Staff maintains regular communication with each mentor team with mentee updates

  • Resources and materials are available for the personal enrichment of each mentor

  • Annual Grace Camp retreat for all current, and past Saving Grace mentors and their girls

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