What is a Mentor?
A Mentor is an adult who guides youth working on a religious award and helps them through the process. Other terms for this role include Adult Advisor, Mentor, and Point of Contact.
What does a Mentor do?
A Mentor guides youth to complete the tasks required for the award, checks work, and submits application to the GHACCYO.
Who can be a Mentor?
Any adult can be a Mentor if he/she is
- a fully-initiated, practicing Catholic
- Safe Haven (formerly VIRTUS) trained
- GHACCYO trained
- registered on the GHACCYO website
What are the prerequisites for being a Mentor?
- be registered on this site
- be current on Safe Haven (or VIRTUS) training
- take GHACCYO Mentor Training
- take award specific training for each award level mentoring
How do I become a Mentor?
How long are the training classes?
About one hour each.
How do I sign up for a training class?
Find a date that works for you and register online.
I was a Mentor in the past, but haven't done it for a while. Can I pick up where I left off?
If you registered as a Mentor last year, you may pick up where you left off. If you were not registered as a Mentor last year, you will have to re-take the training.