BHO Mentor Application


BrotherHood Oath Mentoring Services (BHO) partners young men ages 8-23 years old in monthly group sessions and/or one-to-one relationships for one calendar year. Through these partnerships, as well as recreational and group activities, we share friendship, support, motivation, employment readiness, and fun. While Mentors and mentees gather collectively once monthly, they will make individual commitments to spend time together throughout the year where they can participate in activities they both enjoy. The mentors are not private tutors, although sometimes pairs decide to work on homework together. We plan social group activities on a monthly basis, which are open to all participants. We are also available at all times to answer questions, offer support and help partners work through challenges that may arise.


Recruitment of Mentors and Mentees

Mentors must complete a written application, which is accompanied by two references. Next they participate in a one-on-one interview with BHO Leadership, at which time they learn about the program in detail, and we get to know them and their background. After completing the interview process, the mentor must attend a training session. Mentees also complete a written application, which includes a parent/guardian consent form. We ask that parents attend an orientation to receive more information about the program and our guidelines.



BHO partners mentors and mentees based on shared interests, personality, and, if it is important to the mentee, cultural background. Although the group mentoring sessions can cover many mentees, unfortunately, we are not always able to partner all applicants on an individual basis. This happens for many reasons, but the most common is that we simply do not have an equal amount of mentors and mentees. If a student is not partnered, please understand that it is not because he is "unsuitable" for the program. They will be placed on our waiting list, and as soon as an opportunity arises for them to be involved, we will contact them. When partnered, the BHO program coordinator and their mentor will contact them by phone to inform them and schedule an introduction to their mentor.

Group Mentoring Sessions and Activities

We host group mentor session every 3rd Saturday of each month. These sessions and activities give us a chance to get together, learn the programs, interact and have fun! Activities may include, but are not limited to, field trips to museums, movie theatres, ice/roller skating, bowling, and more. We encourage participation in these group activities to encourage a sense of community within in our program.  It also creates a chance for our participants to get to know one another better. We really want to hear from mentees about what they would like to do.

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* 1. Mentor Information

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* 2. Employment Background

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* 3. Volunteer Information

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* 4. Within the past 10 years, have you been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor classified as an offense against a person or family, or an offense of public indecency or a violation involving a state/federally controlled substance?

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* 5. Please list two references (please include at least one family member, one personal friend and one work reference):

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* 6. In making this application to be a volunteer, I understand that BrotherHood Oath Mentoring Services routinely performs criminal and driving record checks of all volunteers for the position of mentor for which I am applying. This check may be done on me if I initial below. If I fail to initial, it may be grounds for rejecting me as a mentor.

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* 7. I certify to the best of my ability that the information provided on this application is true and accurate. I also understand that misinformation knowingly provided here, and on subsequent mentor application forms, is grounds for dismissal.