Mentor Dinner Program

Program Information
Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Valencia County Juvenile Justice Board have partnered together to create meaningful programs and identify resources for at-risk youth in Valencia County.

The Mentor Dinners, which are sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters, create an opportunity for at-risk to be exposed to positive role models in a setting that they would not have access to otherwise.

The program matches a youth with a mentor to share a meal. The meal is in a group setting and is supervised by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.

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Obligations & Guidelines for Mentors
  • Failure to comply with any of these rules could result in me being asked to leave the dinner and my name being taken off the future invite list.
  • I acknowledge that I am voluntarily agreeing to participate in the Mentor Dinner.
  • I acknowledge that I will be subject to a background check. The results of the background check could exclude me from being a participant in the dinner.
  • I acknowledge that there is a $25 non-refundable fee for each dinner that I attend. This fee is used to pay for my dinner as well as the dinner of the juvenile participant I am sponsoring and it that must be paid prior to the dinner.
  • I agree not to exchange any contact information between myself and the mentee.
  • I agree not to have contact with the mentee outside of the Mentor Dinner unless it is facilitated through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
  • I agree not to provide transportation for the mentee to or from the Mentor Dinner.
  • I agree to dress appropriately. Business casual attire is acceptable.
  • I agree to engage in only positive conversation with my mentee at the Mentor Dinner.
  • I agree to not use alcohol or drugs prior to or during the Mentor Dinner.
Obligations & Guidelines for Mentees
  • I acknowledge that I am voluntarily agreeing to participate in the Mentor Dinner.
  • I agree not to accept transportation from my mentor to or from the Mentor Dinner.
  • I agree not to exchange contact information between myself and my mentor.
  • I agree not to have contact with the mentee outside of the Mentor Dinner unless it is facilitated through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
  • I agree to act respectfully while at the Mentor Dinner by actively listening, paying attention, having positive comments, and using the etiquette that I am taught.
  • I agree to dress appropriately. Business casual attire is acceptable. This means no hats, caps, or hairnets. no sagging pants or bare midriffs are allowed. Clothing items with spaghetti straps or offense art, photos or writing is not appropriate and therefore must not be worn.
  • I agree to engage in only positive conversation with my mentor at the Mentor Dinner.
  • I agree to not use alcohol or drugs prior to or during the Mentor Dinner. Tobacco is also not allowed.