Cadets are assigned a mentor from their community who will keep
in contact with them during the Resident
Phase and become an active part in their success during
the following Post
Resident Phase. The primary goal of the Mentor Program is to
assess and match each cadet with an adult in their community in
an effort to develop a sustaining and nurturing relationship.
The mentor aids the cadet in maintaining the skills and knowledge
gained in the Resident Phase, as well as aiding in the implementation
of the cadet's Life
role of the mentor
The role of the mentor is to serve as a role
model, friend and advocate to a cadet. Mentoring
involves a one-on-one relationship between a youth and an adult
wherein consistent support and guidance are provided.
During the Resident Phase, the mentor maintains
contact (telephone and letters) with their cadet in an effort to
provide support and guidance through this somewhat difficult time.
The mentor is also informed of the cadet's plans upon graduation
so that they may be able to better guide and assist them during
the Post Resident Phase. The mentor aids cadets in maintaining the
basic value and lifestyle changes introduced in the Residential
Phase of the program. The goal of the Post Residential Phase is
to build on these initial successes and to encourage continued growth
and change. The mentor is essential to assist these young adults
to maximize their individual potential.
The goal of the Mentor is to aid the youth
in attaining, as well as maintaining, the skills and confidence
needed to become a responsible young adult. This will culminate
in the youth's desire and ability to succeed in educational and