Resources & Downloads
Independent Outing Permission Slip
Mentor matches are able to participate in outings in the community with the permission of program staff and the student’s parent/guardian. This form is used for parent permission for each outing. You must let an Affinity Mentoring staff know if you’re planning an outing and we’ll help you make arrangements.
The mentor is required to obtain and pass a FBI Fingerprint check [a GRPS requirement]. Furthermore, a motor vehicle record check, proof of a valid driver’s license and auto insurance are required. Volunteers and staff are not permitted to take the child off school grounds without these requirements met. [Even during school breaks, mentors are still required to abide by all Affinity Mentoring and Grand Rapids Public Schools policies if the mentoring match is still active under the program.]
Preventing Gang Membership
Learn about how to talk with a youth about gangs and how to prevent youth involvement in gangs.
Talk to Youth About Gangs
Talking about gangs can be a challenge. Here are some great tips to prepare for the conversation.
Gang Awareness Guide
A resource about gang activity in the Grand Rapids community and how to prevent youth involvement.
Saying goodbye can be difficult. Here are some tips for how to end your mentoring relationship well.
Podcasts for Middle Schoolers
Reference Form for Prospective Mentors
Each prospective mentor is required to have two references on file. Both references should be a non-related individual whom the applicant has known more than a year.
This form should be completed by the reference and sent back directly to Affinity Mentoring at firstname.lastname@example.org or to our mailing address [3501 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418].
Please call 616.406.3987 with questions or to complete the form by phone.
Independent Outing and Transportation Policy
Complete policies for mentors, volunteers, and staff regarding unsupervised contact, transportation, and independent outings.
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