The one-on-one relationship that each YLOT participant has with her caring, community mentor helps the girls build confidence, improve selfesteem, correct negative attitudes toward school, develop a strong work ethic, and organize for future success. The mentor serves as an example, friend, listener, cheerleader, coach, tutor and confidant to the YLOT participant for an extended period of time, motivating and supporting her mentee throughout various challenges. A commited, trusting relationship is built to ensure that the YLOT participant has an ongoing positive influence in her environment as she begins to develop her sense of self. Mentors are volunteers who have been carefully interviewed and screened by YLOT staff before they are allowed to interact with the girls.
Both forms must be submitted in other to qualify.