We are a volunteer based organization and our volunteers are the key to our success. Normnot Academy volunteers are at the front lines of creating a positive culture. It's a courageous and noble decision to be a mentor and we want to be a part of your journey. Together we can achieve the results necessary to inspire transformation within the community.
If you are in interested in getting involved with a growing leadership mentoring program - then you have come to the right place!
Available Volunteer Roles:
1. Leadership Coach – lead or assist with workshops and teaching leadership curriculum in a classroom/group environment.
2. Outreach Officer – lead outreach initiatives in the community
3. Leadership Mentor – engage and mentor youth twice a month
4. General Volunteers – for anyone who is interested in participating in Normnot Academy activities.
Having a mentor is correlated with engaging in more positive activities for at risk youth.
At risk young adults who had a mentor
At-risk young adults who did not have a mentor
I always planned to enroll in and graduate from college
I held a leadership position in a club, sports team, school council, or another group
Source: The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring 2015
Benefits of Mentors
A sense of accomplishment
Creation of networks of volunteers
Insight into childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood
Increased patience and improved supervisory skills
(U.S. Department of Labor, n.d.)
Benefits of Mentoring
Increased high school graduation rates
Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
(MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009)