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What is Mentorship?

Futures for Children believes that success is achieved one child at a time.

Mentorship—the Friendship Program—connects American Indian students with caring people from across the United States and around the world. Cultural understanding grows and geographical distances disappear as the student and the mentor build a relationship that often lasts a lifetime. The mentor’s role is to become part of a support system that motivates and guides the student. The goal: encourage students to focus on their academic studies to create a better future for themselves and their communities.

Often the mentor becomes close to the student’s family as well, creating a structure of support surrounding the student. This extended family, including the mentor, provides additional avenues for the student as they prepare to follow their dreams. The relationships created through the Friendship Program are integral in positively affecting and changing lives.