Mentors make a difference in the lives of others by leading them, one person at a time, down the path they’ve already tread. Parents of kids with special needs often walk a lonely and difficult path. They need mentors. And Barb Dittrich, founder of Snappin’ Ministries, came up with a way to bring these parents together.
When Did th Program Launch?
Last week, Barb Dittrich launched the Parent Mentor Program with a recruiting call to potential parent mentors. Response has been enthusiastic, but Barb wants to reach even more parents. She wants potential mentors to know that Snappin’s program trains parents of kids with special needs as mentors. Then it matches them with other parents with special needs and provides support and resources throughout the mentoring process.
If you’re interested in becoming a parent mentor, click on this Parent Mentor Program Flyer link for more information about what’s involved in the training and actual mentoring. More details are also available at this Snappin’ Ministry blog post about the program. This program is a marvelous way for you to “pay it forward” in honor of those who supported you during the days when caring for your child overwhelmed you.
How to Apply
You can indicate your interest in becoming a mentor by leaving a comment below. (Your comment will not be published on the website unless you give permission to do so.) You will then receive an application via email, along with other instructions. Filling out the application is the first step in becoming a mentor, not a final commitment. I encourage you to prayerfully consider applying to become a mentor if you’re at the point where you can. The training program begins October 1, so applications must be completed and returned to Barb at Snappin’ Ministries by September 15, 2012!
For those of you who want to be mentored, hang tight. That application process will begin in a couple months. If you have other questions, please leave them in the comment box below or send an email via the contact page.