Guidelines

Dress Code

Mentees must be dressed in mentee's shirt and groomed neatly in the appropriate attire.  Hats, scarves or any head coverings are not to be worn during program time.  Picks or combs are not to be worn in the hair.  Earrings are not allowed.  Clothing with inappropriate or offensive gestures, pictures or words are not allowed.  Undergarments are not to be exposed and shoelaces must be fastened.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.  Uniform t-shirts are to be worn every Saturday and on all field trips.

 Attendance Requirements

Mentees are expected to attend and be prompt every Saturday and wear the required t-shirt for each scheduled workshop.  The basic responsibility for the regular and prompt attendance of the mentee lies with the mentee and the parent.  The parent is required to sign the mentee in and out of the program every Saturday.  Mentees are not allowed to sign themselves in or out.

Exception:  Mentees can only sign themselves in, if they have submitted a signed consent form allowing them to do so for that day only.  Mentee's must have a guardian to sign them out, to include the date and phone number.  Parents are required to attend on the 3rd Saturday of every month, the parent meeting is at 12:00 pm (time subject to change).  It is imperative that parents demonstrate full and proactive participation in all aspects of the Mentor program.

Guidelines for Mentee Behavior

Mentees are expected to conduct themselves in a well-behaved and orderly manner.  Behavior should reflect respect towards all adults, peers, as well as the property of any facility that of the program as well as the property of others.

Mentee Demographics

The mentee must be a male between the ages of 8-18 years old.  He must be enrolled or be in pursuit of enrollment in an academic institution (to include GED programs) and must provide proof of academic progress to include class schedules or grades to remain active.

Misconduct Policies

The mentor program administers discipline by following and enforcing the Demerit Code.  Demerits are an indication of extremely inappropriate behavior and are serious in nature.  This code is applicable anytime there is a mentor session.  The following are examples of code violations:

  • Disruptive Behavior - 2 Demerits

  • Inappropriate Dress (i.e. pants below waist) - 1 Demerit

  • Fighting - 2 Demerits

  • Obscene Language and/or gestures - 2 Demerits

  • Violation of closed campus policy - 1 Demerit

  • Littering - 1 Demerit

  • Vandalism/Graffiti - 2 Demerits

  • Disrespectful Behavior towards program staff or adults - 3 Demerits

  • Late/Missing Assignments - 1 Demerit

  • No Bible - 2 Demerits

  • Unprepared for class or workshops - 1 Demerit

  • Late parental pick-up at program end

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