GoodGuides® Science Camp

3 Photos from 2016 Science Camp: experimenting with dry ice, and the Roanoke PD teaches students about forensic investigation techniques

Goodwill 2018 Science Camp

Calling all 6th-8th Graders . . .
July 30 – August 10, 2018*
Breakfast 8:30am | Camp 9am – 12pm

Youth HQ @Goodwill, 2502 Melrose Avenue, NW, Roanoke

*Science Camp meets Monday through Friday. Breakfast is provided.

Click Here for more information on Goodwill’s 2018 Science Camp.

**Youth Mentoring Benefits Everyone

Mentoring programs are designed to help youth learn to lead successful, responsible lives. Mentors help them learn to resolve conflicts and accept responsibility. While the youth is gaining this experience there are also positive outcomes for the mentor and community.

  • Benefits for youth: improved academic performance, higher graduation rates, enhanced communication skills, improved peer/family relationships, and improved self esteem.
  • Benefits for mentors: sense of accomplishment, appreciation of youth from diverse backgrounds, greater pride in their community, and increased self-respect for having affected a child’s life.
  • Benefits for employers: enhanced image in the community, increased community awareness of mission, prepared workforce, and advanced diversity goals.
  • Benefits for communities: decreased rate of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school dropout, and juvenile crime.

Become a Youth Mentor

The mentoring program uses adult volunteers committed to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Photo of a teen boy with an adult mentor

  • At least 21 years of age (at least 16 years old for peer mentors).
  • Background Check including criminal, National Child Abuse Registry Sexual Offender Registry, and driving record
  • Adhere to all GoodGuides policies and procedures
  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program
  • Commit to spending a minimum of 4 hours a month with the mentee
  • Willing to communicate with the mentee weekly
  • Participate in additional career-focused activities with mentees, up to 2 hours per month
  • Complete screening interview, orientation, initial training, and on-going mentor training as required
  • Communicate regularly with the Mentor Coordinator and submit monthly meeting and activity information
  • Access to reliable transportation to reach mentoring locations
  • No excessive use of alcohol
  • Not currently in treatment for substance abuse or if substance abuse has occurred in the past, the applicant must have completed a non-addictive period of at least five years
  • Not currently under treatment for a mental disorder or have been hospitalized for a mental disorder in the past three years

Complete the Mentor Referral Form