Hawaiʻi Island Starfish Mentoring Program Mentor Training

Event Start Date:
June 24, 2019
Event End Date:
June 25, 2019
Event Venue:
Hilo Hawai'i. Hawai'i County Office of Aging. Aging & Disability Resource Center


Starfish Mentoring Program Mentor Training

Please register as a Volunteer by May 31st to be eligible. Register as a volunteer: https://hoolanapua.org/volunteer/

Date: June 24th & June 25th, 2019

Time: 9:00pm – 4:00pm | Check-In Time: 8:30 am

Location: Hawai’i County Office of Aging. Aging & Disability Resource Center

Address: 1055 Kinoole Street Hilo, HI 96720-3872

Cost: $50 (covers background checks)

Lunch: Will be provided by HNP

Starfish Vision

  • Hoʻōla Nā Pua’s Starfish Mentoring Program provides mentoring with health-centric, trauma-informed care and support that addresses the unique needs of survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk.
  • Weekly meetings are activity-based and led by extensively trained mentors aged twenty-one or older.
  • Mentors offer support and advocacy while serving as positive role models to program participants, ages 11-21, known as mentees.
  • Advised by HNP, mentors carefully select activities that encourage forward-thinking, self-empowerment, and prosocial skills.

Mentor Requirements

As a volunteer mentor, you can make a huge difference in the life and future of a young person in Hawaii. Minimum requirements include:

  • Be at least age 21 or older
  • Commitment to the program of at least one year
  • Complete 24 hours of specialized training plus 6 hours of shadowing prior to mentoring
  • Commit at least 2 hours per week of activity-based mentoring
  • Attend 2 hours per month of ongoing mentor training
  • Adherence to program guidelines and strict policies regarding mentee contact
  • Ability to pass all screening and background requirements
  • Have access to reliable transportation.
For more information please contact Anastasia Ayers. Direct Services Program Manager, Hawai’i Island [email protected].
Aaron Schnobrich

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