Make a difference in a young mother’s life.
Become a Mentor!

Who We Are

This mentoring project for young mothers is the result of a university-community partnership between Indiana State University and the Next Step Foundation, Inc. The project is funded through a Federal Grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and is focused on providing mentoring services for justice-involved young mothers in West Central Indiana in order to help them reintegrate into their communities upon release from incarceration.

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself"

Information for Mentors

Participants in the NS2HF project work one on one with a young mother by setting goals toward a successful reintegration into the community. Participants in the program meet together regularly to review life goals in areas such as personal relationships, spirituality, positive use of leisure time, parenting skills, career and education goals, wellness and decision making. The mentors are matched with mentees based upon shared interests, shared faith backgrounds or shared life goals. Mentors are provided training and support through the NS2HF mentor training team and commit to a minimum 12 month relationship with their mentee.

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Mentor Volunteer Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Female
  • Experience as a parent

You will attend 4 hours of mentor training and spend an average of an hour a week visiting, calling or writing your mentee.

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Get In Touch
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or learning more about how you can get involved, please contact our Mentor Coordinator Christine Knight

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