Royal Family KIDS® Mentoring Club
Royal Family KIDS Mentoring Club is for children 7-12 years of age that has attended a RFK Camp. Kids meet with mentors for a minimum of four hours per month, plus attend a monthly Mentoring Club meeting.
Studies have shown that having at least one caring adult in a child’s life can make a huge difference in the life of that child. We encourage the building of community for the kids, through the monthly club meetings. Club is a place where the kids can reconnect with kids and staff they met at camp, build friendships and a sense of belonging. Our mentors spend a minimum of four hours per month with their mentee, building friendship, trust and positive memories. The Mentoring Club runs from September through May.
When a kid goes to Royal Family KIDS Mentoring Club
they will build a lasting relationship with their mentor, who will seek to be a friend, encourager, a good listener and strive to build confidence and self-esteem in their mentee. Their mentor will be a safe adult in their life, whom they can learn to trust and rely on.
At the monthly club meeting we strive to build a sense of community among the kids and adults in the Mentoring Club. We also desire to build leadership skills in non-threatening ways. The kids are invited to perform the puppet shows, act out Bible stories, work with the tech team and be a leader during games and activities, all skills that build confidence they can take into other aspects of their lives.
Some Activities Include
Mentoring Club Dates
September - May
3rd Saturday of the month
Royal Family KIDS happens when Christian men and women give of
their time and talents to bless our children and youth.
To begin the process of volunteering start here:
Complete application along with references (minimum 18 years old for mentors and age 16+ for club staff positions).
An initial interview to answer your questions and determine program suitability.
A complete background screening.
5 hours of training for returning staff/mentors or 7 hours for new staff.
To volunteer as a mentor, you need to have gone through the camp training and attended an RFK camp. As a mentor you are committing to meet with a child for a minimum of 4 hours per month, September through May. In addition to the mentoring time, you are agreeing to attend the monthly club meetings with your mentee. These meetings take place on the third Saturday of the month.
To volunteer as staff, it is not required that you have attended camp. If you have not attended camp, there will be a background check and an interview required before being accepted on as staff. There are many areas to volunteer: activities, games, preparing breakfasts and some lunches, worship leader, tech, Bible story leader, special event planner and club buddy. All are needed to make the club run smoothly. Staff are asked to commit the entire morning of the third Saturday of each month, September to May.
Mentors and staff need to attend additional training apart from camp training. 7 hours for new to Mentoring Club or 5 hours for returning Mentoring Club staff.
This application must be filled out by all first time volunteers.
This application must be
filled out each year by all volunteers who participated with us in the past.
Return completed applications to the address listed at the top of the application.
WHY I VOLUNTEER
Volunteer since 2006
I love working with the Mentoring Club. While teaching the Bible story, playing games or doing activities, I see the kids making friends, building confidence and just having fun.
Volunteer since 2013
If you want to make the world a better place start at home. There are many who need our love and support right here in mid-Michigan and the Fostering Hope organization puts you directly in contact with them. I volunteer to share the love of Jesus with those who may not otherwise feel it.
My current club mentee has had struggles and has been very angry in the past, not being able to deal with it. As he has grown, he can now work out when things get tough for him. I’m so proud of how he’s grown into a tremendous young man. He gives me inspiration an encouragement to know how our kids’ lives can change through our programs, all kids are worthy of all we can do for them.