The Foster Care Support Foundation's Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Program (H4T) provides guidance and resources for foster pre-teens and teens to help ensure their successful future. Our collaboration with various community partners, corporations, and the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services promotes academic, lifestyle and financial excellence for the youth.
H4T is a one-on-one program designed to help pre-teens and teens who are in foster care homes, group homes, and relative care homes. The youth are matched with one mentor of the same gender. Matches are based on a variety of criteria including geographic location, hobbies, interests and the goals of mentees and mentors.
Mentors of the H4T Program are leaders who wish to provide a positive example through support and guidance to a youth residing in foster care, a group home, or relative care. Mentors will meet with their mentee for a minimum of 4 hours per month. During their visits, mentors and mentees will enjoy an activity (or activities) at a public facility (facilities) of their choice. Some examples of activities mentors and mentees may enjoy together include:
H4T training is provided to mentors to prepare them for working with the youth.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, the first step is to attend an H4T Orientation Session. During the orientation session, mentors will learn more about H4T and will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the program. H4T Orientation Sessions are held via conference call and generally last about one hour. In most cases, H4T Orientation Sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please note: Registration is required and registrants will need to confirm their attendance via email the day before the orientation is scheduled to receive the conference call information.
Below you will find the Mentor Application Form, Mentor Questionnaire and the Background Check Application Form. Please fill these out and email the completed forms to email@example.com.
If you prefer, you may hand deliver the forms to the FCSF Distribution Center: 115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30075
Or send the forms via post to: Foster Care Support Foundation-H4T, 3334 Trails End Rd NE, Roswell, GA 30075-6101
Mentors will also need to provide a copy of their driver's license and automobile insurance card.
Although not required, it is suggested that mentors also provide a copy of their medical insurance card so that the information is readily available in case of emergency.
This online course is a required training for all of H4T's mentors.
The training is free and will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.
You can pause and resume the training, if needed.
The link for the training is: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/registration/.
Once you have completed the course, please email a copy of your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you wish to volunteer.
Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentoring Coordinator
Sue C. Kath
Foster Care Support Foundation-H4T
3334 Trails End Rd NE
Roswell, GA 30075-6101
FCSF Distribution Center
115 Mansell Place
Roswell, GA 30075