Brotherhood Oath Mentoring Services Mentee Application

Parent/Guardian Information

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 and help partners work through challenges that may arise.

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.

Please complete the application on the next page. Thanks for considering BHO!
Important Information for Becoming a Mentee

What is the purpose of the program?
The BHO is designed to give your child an opportunity to have group mentoring sessions and one-on-one relationships with a mentor. Through these relationships, as well as recreational and group activities, mentors provide friendship, support, and guidance to your child. The mentors are there to act as a positive role model and confidant.

What about transportation?
It is the responsibility of each mentor-mentee pair to decide on a transportation plan that will work for them. Please be aware that all mentors in BHO have their own personal cars. If the mentor is willing to drive your child, you will need to fill out a waiver form. If the mentor does not have a car and you cannot help with the transportation of your child, we often recommend that the mentor and mentee try to meet at a location that would be a midpoint and convenient for both.

Who are the mentors and why do they want to be a part of the program?
Mentors are from a variety of different backgrounds. They have been interviewed, trained, had their references checked, and carefully matched. Mentors have a variety of motivations for getting involved with the program. However, all mentors want to be a positive role model in a child’s life.

Answering yes to question 10 will give consent for BrotherHood Oath Mentoring Services to partner your child with a BHO qualified mentor. It also gives consent for your child to participate in all BHO activities, including all organized events and transportation. In consideration of the advantages of participation in the BHO, the undersigned agrees that the BHO, its agents, and its employees/mentors shall be released and exempt from any liability for damages for bodily injuries or property damages that may occur as a result of participation in the BHO.