Teen Mentoring Program
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office is closed to the public and staff is working remotely. We are continuing to provide family counseling via teletherapy and crisis/referral support via telephone (1-513-817-3158) during normal business hours. Read on...
During the COVID-19 emergency, you can reach Bowie Youth & Family Services by calling 1-513-817-3158. A staff member will be there to assist you during our normal hours of operation, which are Mon-Thurs, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Bowie Teen Mentoring Program (TMP) matches adult volunteer mentors with students at Bowie High School and 8th graders at Samuel Ogle Middle School. Mentors and teens meet weekly, during the student's lunch period. The voluntary participation of both mentors and mentees contributes to the success of the program.
The weekly meetings between a mentor and their mentee helps to build a positive relationship that has the potential to change the course of a teen's high school experience, their life, and the community. Through this program, students gain a stable, caring, and nurturing relationship with an adult mentor, increasing the student’s sense of personal confidence and importance.
Interested in Being a Mentor?
Are you interested in giving back to the Bowie community and making a difference in the life of a young person?
The TMP invites men and women to apply to be mentors if you are willing to:
- Make a commitment to a teen for the school year
- Meet weekly with a teen, usually at lunch
- Agree to an interview and security screening
- Attend initial mentor training and occasional follow-up training
Students: Interested in Having a Mentor?
Are you interested in having weekly lunches with a supportive and stable adult role model?
All Bowie High School students and 8th graders at Samuel Ogle Middle School are invited to apply to be matched with a mentor.
Interested students can apply here to be matched with a mentor.
For more information, contact Tia Younger at 301-809-3033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.