National and international research shows that mentoring is a very efficient tool in assisting people released from prison in staying out. Mentoring is often highly rewarding for the person doing the mentoring.
Our rule is that men mentor men, women mentor women. When you become a mentor for Released and Restored, you will receive extensive training that will prepare you to be an effecive mentor. You will be paired up with an inmate either recently released or within a short time of release.
Mentors meet with their mentee at least once a month.
The most important thing in mentoring is to teach life skills and job skills by simply being a resource. By being willing to listen, to care, to enpower.
Mentoring is not about doing for your mentee, but rather helping them do for themselves. In the words of Lao Tsu: Give a man a fish feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.
We encourage you to download and read our Mentoring Overview if you are interested in becoming a mentor.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for Released and Restored, contact us and we will set up an interview with you to get to know you better.
E-mail or call 402.806.0565
Released and Restored, Inc.
PO Box 94633
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509