It is the policy of the HMS Mentorship Program that each participant must meet the defined eligibility criteria.
Mentor Eligibility Requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be willing to adhere to all HMS Mentorship Program policies and procedures.
Agree to a one-year commitment to the program.
Commit to spending a minimum of four hours a month with the mentee.
Be willing to communicate with the mentee weekly.
Complete the screening procedure.
Agree to attend mentor trainings as required.
Be willing to communicate regularly with the program coordinator.
Have a clean criminal history.
Have never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or molestation.
Not be a user of illicit drugs.
Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an excessive or inappropriate manner.
Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse. If a substance abuse problem has occurred in the past the applicant must have completed a non-addictive period of at least five years.
Not currently be under treatment for a mental disorder or have been hospitalized for a mental disorder in the past three years.
Not have falsified information during the course of the screening process.