Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program

Be a mentor. Motivate the future.

The Foster Care Support Foundation's Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program (H4T) provides guidance and resources for foster pre-teens and teens to help ensure their successful future. Our collaboration with various community partners, corporations, and the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services promotes academic, lifestyle and financial excellence for the youth.

Who are our Mentees?

H4T is a one-on-one program designed to help pre-teens and teens who are in foster care homes, group homes, and relative care homes. The youth are matched with one mentor of the same gender. Matches are based on a variety of criteria including geographic location, hobbies, interests and the goals of mentees and mentors.

Who are the Mentors?

Mentors of the H4T Program are leaders who wish to provide a positive example through support and guidance to a youth residing in foster care, a group home, or relative care. Mentors will meet with their mentee for a minimum of 4 hours per month. During their visits, mentors and mentees will enjoy an activity (or activities) at a public facility (facilities) of their choice. Some examples of activities mentors and mentees may enjoy together include:

  • Playing a sport
  • Visiting a museum
  • Walking in the park
  • Dining out
  • Taking a class
  • Playing Chess
  • Attending a seminar
  • Volunteer work
  • Tutoring sessions

H4T training is provided to mentors to prepare them for working with the youth.

Mentor Requirements

  • At least 25 years old
  • Must complete H4T mentor training
  • Able to pass background, drug and driving record checks
  • Must commit to spend a minimum of 4 hours each month in person with mentee for a minimum of 12 months
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance

Becoming a mentor: The First Step

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, the first step is to attend an H4T Orientation Session. During the orientation session, mentors will learn more about H4T and will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the program. H4T Orientation Sessions are held via conference call and generally last about one hour. In most cases, H4T Orientation Sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please note: Registration is required and registrants will need to confirm their attendance via email the day before the orientation is scheduled to receive the conference call information.

Please click on one of the links below to register for an upcoming H4T Orientation Session:
  November 14, 2017 6:30PM to 7:30PM  Click here to register for November.
  December 12, 2017 6:30PM to 7:30PM  Click here to register for December.

Please click here to register for an upcoming 2018 H4T Orientation Session.

Required Mentor Documents and Online Training

Below you will find the Mentor Application Form, Mentor Questionnaire and the Background Check Application Form. Please fill these out and email the completed forms to mentor@fostercares.org.

Click here for the Mentor Application Form

Click here for the Mentor Questionnaire

Click here for the Background Check Application Form

If you prefer, you may hand deliver the forms to the FCSF Distribution Center: 115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30075
Or send the forms via post to: Foster Care Support Foundation-H4T, 3334 Trails End Rd NE, Roswell, GA 30075-6101

Mentors will also need to provide a copy of their driver's license and automobile insurance card.

Although not required, it is suggested that mentors also provide a copy of their medical insurance card so that the information is readily available in case of emergency.

Required Online Training Course - Mandated Reporters: Critical Links in Protecting Children in Georgia

This online course is a required training for all of H4T's mentors. The training is free and will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete. You can pause and resume the training, if needed.
The link for the training is: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/registration/.
Once you have completed the course, please email a copy of your certificate to mentor@fostercares.org

H4T Contact Information

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you wish to volunteer.

Jordan Rayburn
Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Coordinator
Cell: 770-317-3749
mentor@fostercares.org

Sue C. Kath
H4T Communications
mentor@fostercares.org

Mailing Address:
  Foster Care Support Foundation-H4T
  3334 Trails End Rd NE
  Roswell, GA 30075-6101

Physical Address:
  FCSF Distribution Center
  115 Mansell Place
  Roswell, GA 30075

Fax: 770-641-3084


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