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Mentor Training Program

Mentor Training Program


The Aleph Institute is seeking volunteers to become mentors by attending a six-week training program led by Professor Michael Zigmond.

Moving on after incarceration is a daunting step and can be a very challenging life transition for many people. A mentor or life coach can play an immeasurably important role in supporting an individual in his or her journey to become a productive member of society.

Many former inmates re-offend and return to jail after their release. They often re-offend when they are not prepared to reintegrate into society. Having people return to jail again and again is also very expensive for taxpayers. However, there are ways to help to prevent recidivism. You can play a meaningful role in that prevention by becoming a mentor.

What Does a Mentor Do?
Mentors provide essentials such as friendship, support, and practical assistance to returning citizens who are making a healthy transition to society. Aleph Institute’s mentoring program matches an individual preparing for release with a mentor who maintains contact throughout the pre and post-release transition. Mentors spend time with their mentee at the prison and continue to meet with them following release. Mentees benefit from encouragement in finding appropriate housing or employment and support during the ups and downs of adjusting to life outside of jail. 

Statistics have shown that when provided with the right support and help, including and maybe specifically a mentor, the man or woman re-entering society becomes a more productive individual and significantly less likely to re-offend.

To that goal, we have asked Professor Michael Zigmond to provide training and coaching to our mentors.

Please sign up for this six-week course!

You will receive the tools and skills to become an effective, competent mentor, working towards the success of an individual inmate.

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