Become a Mentor: We are actively seeking mentors!
Being a Mazie mentor allows you to make a huge difference in the life of a high school student in Framingham, Waltham, or Marlborough. Often, being a mentor will also change your life! We match Mazie Mentors two times per year in November or March.
Mentor training and mentor/mentee matchup occurs twice a year, in February-March and in October-November.
To qualify as a Mentor, you must:
Step 1: Take our Volunteer Self-Assessment. This tool is meant to help you determine if our program is the best fit for you.
Step 2: Fill out an Application.
- For any questions regarding the Framingham program, please email Brandon Portillo at Brandon.Portillo@bbbscm.org
- For any questions regarding the Waltham or Marlborough program, please email Calleigh Leach at Calleigh.Leach@bbbscm.org
Step 3: Meet or speak over the phone with the Mazie Program Manager specific to your site.
Step 4: Fill out Background Check information, including a Massachusetts Criminal History Systems Report (CORI), SORI, and a national criminal record check. We will also need a copy of your driver’s license and driver’s insurance for our driving check.
Step 5: Meet with Mazie Case Manager specific to your site.
Step 6: Go to two, three-hour trainings before you are matched.
- At Framingham, they will be held at Staples Headquarters, 500 Staples Drive, Framingham.
- At Waltham, they will be held at Simpson, Galumpertz & Hager headquarters, 41 Seyon Street, Building 1, Suite 500, Waltham.
- At Marlborough, they will be held at Marlborough Public Library, 35 W Main St, Marlborough.
Note: These trainings may be conducted virtually in accordance with our COVID-19 protocols.
Step 7: Become a mentor & enjoy!
As a Mentor, your responsibilities to your Mentee will include:
- Supporting them in completing the Goal Award Program.
- Guiding their personal development.
- Developing their interests.
- Exposing them to different activities and experiences
- Providing support for their academic pursuits.
- Assisting them in the college preparation process.
- Introducing them to the world of careers and jobs.
And you should:
- Be creative in planning your activities with them.
- Encourage them to try new things.
- Turn all activities into a learning experience.
- Always model good behavior and responsibility.
- Be your mentee’s friend, but also their coach, developer, encourager, fellow explorer, and guardian angel!
In exit interviews with Mentors who completed their 3 year Mentee relationships, they reported:
- Increased awareness and respect for people from different backgrounds.
- Recognized that they can make a difference.
- Feel a part of a wider community.
- Developed new friendships and relationships.
- Gave back to the community through the sharing of their strengths and abilities.
- They gained insight into lives different and more difficult than their own and that teens these days face difficulties and complexities they do not feel they had to face.
- An appreciation of a different culture.
- They gained insight into socio-economic differences they did not realize existed in this country.
- They learned about themselves and their own skills.
- Gaining insight into teenage lives and really enjoying this.
- They enjoyed being able to share and to guide a young adult and being able to give back to the community.
- They learned a lot from their students.