Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program offers challenging
discussions and workshops that encourage students to explore, observe,
think, and create. Three semesters per year, professional artist mentors
are matched with about 50 high school students who are provided an
opportunity to find personal inspiration, gain technical skills, and
build an art portfolio. Teens and mentors meet after school in an
environment that provides a balance of freedom and support, diverse art
practice, and which encourages community involvement.
The mentoring program is a partner member of the Midlands Mentoring Partnership (MMP)
. Inclusion is reserved for
programs that meet or exceed the best practices for mentoring, as
outlined in the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring
Edition), including recruitment of appropriate mentors and mentees;
screening of mentors; training of mentors, mentees and their families;
matching of mentors and mentees; monitoring and support of the match;
and appropriate closure of the match. These standards are essential to
achieving the positive outcomes of mentees, including increased academic
achievement, improved attendance, and increased twenty-first-century
Students — Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2014. Click here for the Students page.
Adults — Interested in volunteering with the Mentoring Program?