Mentoring is so important in a child’s life that Hillcrest has been devoted to mentoring programs for more than 25 years. Research is conclusive that children who are mentored perform better in school, they are less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, and they have healthier relationships with their families. That’s where Mentor Dubuque steps in. Pairing adult volunteers with boys and girls ages 5-15, and sharing activities they mutually enjoy, builds character, understanding and stronger communities. As part of the Hillcrest Culture of Results, Mentor Dubuque is making the area better, one mentor and one child at a time.
Mentor Dubuque Services Include
There are many children in need of a mentor and becoming a volunteer mentor is easy. All you need to do is contact us at (563) 845-0768 for an application or click here to leave your information. After that, there will be an interview, reference and background checks, and training. Our matches are made based on similar interests, personalities and preferences.
If you have a child that can benefit from mentoring, contact us at (563) 845-0768 or click here to leave your information and we will help you through the enrollment process. Mentees must live in Dubuque or Jackson Counties.
Bowl Dubuque for Mentor Dubuque is our largest annual fundraiser. This event raises over half of the annual budget for Mentor Dubuque. Students who regularly meet with a mentor are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and less likely to use drugs or alcohol. YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT ON DUBUQUE AREA YOUTH AND FAMILIES.
Looking for low-cost or no-cost happenings around town? As we find match-friendly activities, we will add them to this calendar, so check back often.
Amanda and Tracy were matched almost two years ago when Amanda was only 7 years old. Amanda fondly remembers the very first outing in which they went bowling. Tracy and Amanda meet every few weeks and Amanda loves everything they do no matter what it is. She states that, “It could have been my least favorite thing to do at home but I still like to do it.” When Tracy was a child she had a mentor herself and really enjoyed the experience. She became a mentor to pay it forward and to positively impact a child’s life and to help them explore the world. Tracy has indeed made a positive impact in Amanda’s life. Tracy has noticed Amanda is beginning to get over her fears and others in Amanda’s life have noticed Amanda is more outgoing. After a mere two years this match relationship has grown so much, one can only imagine the other impacts Tracy will have in the years to come as Amanda’s mentor. Stories like this from Mentor Dubuque where mentors are supporting youth and youth are supporting their mentors is truly part of Hillcrest’s Culture of Results.
I find myself at a strange crossroad in my life. I am a mother of a two-year-old girl and a fourteen-year-old, 8th grade, girl. I find their behavior and personalities strikingly parallel. Teenagers remind me of toddlers…one second moody, independent, emotional, destructive, and upset with little reason or explanation. Then, like the flip of a […]Read More
January is National Mentoring Month. It’s time when we reflect on the incredible power of the little things that make a big difference in the lives of a child. Last month, I got to hear one of our matches from the Mentor Dubuque program talk about their experience to a big group of people. The […]Read More