Become a Mentor

Young people whose lives have been impacted by trauma, poverty, systemic oppression, and violence are often the most eager to learn about the possibilities of a bright future. Are you interested in walking with them on their journey? Extract Effect can support you in learning more about the children we serve, training you on the needs of at-risk youth and survivors, and matching you with an inspiring young person. This commitment will prayerfully create a lifelong bond.

Mentor Your Church

The Miami Valley is a rich hub of active, involved and passionate people who feel called to walk in faith towards ending oppression. We are interested in partnering with you to support your church. Want to fundraise? Host awareness events? Push changes in public policy? Come get training and resources through Extract Effect to bring back to your church!

What We Do

Extract Effect connects survivors of sexual exploitation with members of the community and empowers advocates to increase awareness about CSEC and help eradicate trafficking altogether.

How We Do It

  • Provide survivor-informed training to churches as well as interfaith and secular communities across the Miami Valley.
  • Develop and support qualified youth mentors in building relationships with survivors.
  • Energize the Miami Valley network to advocate and raise awareness at the local, state, and national level.
  • Offer culturally responsive, trauma-informed training to families raising children impacted by exploitation.
 

Have more questions about becoming a mentor? Check out our FAQs below:

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The most important requirement for a mentor is a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not make any requirements of our mentees to have any spiritual component of their mentoring relationship, but Extract Effect believes that a survivor of trafficking will only experience complete healing from the trauma they have experienced through the grace Jesus extends.

Our mentors need to be at least 21 years old.

Our mentors need to have capacity in their lives to make a commitment to building a relationship with a survivor over the course of at least 18-months after they have been matched with a mentee.

A mentor also needs to be able to commit to attend all regularly scheduled Mentor Team Meetings. Our policy documents will provide a comprehensive list of expectations and requirements.

After a mentor has received a match, she/he will be expected to communicate verbally with his/her mentee at least once each week and meet in person at least twice each month, at a minimum. There are two prayer meetings each year that are also mandatory.

We ask that a mentor be prepared to make an 18-month commitment to their mentoring relationship after they have been matched with a survivor.

Ideally, a mentor will be matched with only one survivor at a time.

A mentor’s role is to support a survivor on her healing journey. This support is provided in the context of a committed, faithful, and positive relationship.

It is important for our mentors to communicate and meet regularly with the survivor they are matched with. These meetings can occur at coffee shops, restaurants, parks, treatment facilities, jails, and more. The locations of these meetings vary, but the support and encouragement provided can bring hope and healing over time.

A mentor can be a practical support as he/she helps a survivor find resources and therapeutic opportunities for his/her mentee.

Survivors of human trafficking and other kinds of abuse have experienced extreme forms of trauma. Extract Effect strongly encourages our survivors to work with professional therapists and counselors.

We support survivors in traditional counseling experiences as well as providing opportunities for music, dance, art and animal therapy.

We also believe that our mentoring relationships can be therapeutic for a survivor. The most common length of a formal mentoring relationship is about two years, but quite often the relationship between a mentor and mentee continue long past the formal support of Extract Effect.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, you may fill out the application if you are ready or you may send an inquiry to our Director, Nadine Jackson via info@extracteffect.org for an information packet.

After you have looked over that information and would like to proceed, you will then need to fill out an application. Your application will be reviewed and a preliminary interview with Nadine will be scheduled. If we feel that we are a good fit for what you may be looking for in a Mentor Program, you will receive an invitation to our next scheduled mentor training. After attending the mentor training, if you feel the Lord has called you to be a mentor, we will need to conduct a background and reference check and you will be assigned a survivor mentee.

 

A survivor first meets with our Director to learn more about the Mentor Program and to explore if they would like to be matched with a trained, accountable mentor.

If the survivor desires a mentor, the Director prays that God will reveal the best match with an available mentor. The Mentor Director will then set up a meeting to introduce the mentee to his/her new mentor.

The survivors that we serve in our mentor program are child survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and abduction.

We want to be a supportive resource for any child or youth survivor of trafficking who is ready to allow someone to come along side them in their healing journey.

We would love to match each mentor with a survivor who lives close to them, but this is not always possible.

For example, we have had mentors living in Miami County that have been matched with survivors living in Montgomery County. It is important that each of our mentors have their own insured vehicle and a valid Drivers License in order to be a mentor.

No prior professional training is required in order to be considered for our mentor program, but we do require that you attend our mentor training as well as annual continued education training as a mentor.

MENTOR

Organization Type: Non-Profit, Faith Based
Position Type: Volunteer
Department: Extract Effect Mentor Program
Hours: 6-12 hrs/month for 18+ months post-graduation
Travel Requirements: Minimal- Miami Valley area
Education: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Volunteer experience with participants
  • Completed Trauma Informed & Strength Based training
  • Completed Volunteer training
  • Recommendation from Program Staff
  • Provide consistent mentorship thru weekly check-ins. Phone calls & One-on-ones are acceptable ways to have check-ins.
  • Provide consistent time together (in partnership with the Mentor Group) thru Monthly & Quarterly events for the mentees.   The Lead Mentor will coordinate with Mentors in planning these events using the Mentor Playbook & Contract as guidelines.
  • Model a consistent and healthy community for the period of 12 months, while encouraging mentees to establish other forms of healthy community.
  • Identify mentees that may be struggling with their education and/or career goals and support them in re-engaging.
  • Be a touch point of transformative care in the mentees’ lives offering strength based responses and coming from perspective of trauma informed care.
  • Complete Trauma Informed & Strength based intensive trainings.
  • Participate in ongoing trainings (webinars &/or in-person events)
  • Connect weekly (individually) as well as monthly, & quarterly (as group) with graduates.
  • Contribute in the way of ideas & networking with the Mentor Group.
  • Maintain guidelines of the Extract Effect Mentor Program as received in Orientation.
  • Develop and model healthy living for graduates:
    • Develop intentional connections with the mentee
    • Lead by example in modeling a healthy lifestyle
    • Provide direction and encouragement to mentee
    • Practice and teach healthy boundaries to mentee
    • Assist with providing healthy activities and community for mentee
    • Navigate interpersonal conflict by speaking the truth in love
    • Provide support and crisis help as needed
    • Maintain a teachable attitude
  • Relay to Lead Mentor any crisis or concerns around graduates.
  • Submit report monthly to Lead Mentor to assist Extract Effect in tracking success & determine areas of development.
  • Obtain prior approval from legal parent/guardian (if minor) before scheduling events with mentees.
  • Complete Mentor application
  • Complete Mentor Screening Interview & Orientation
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card.
  • Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers
  • Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination as required by law
  • Clean motor vehicle record is essential to fulfilling the job responsibilities
  • Participate in all required trainings
  • Be willing to comply with Mentor Contract/Guidelines
  • Be able to maintain good boundaries with mentees
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to initiate and build trustworthy relationships
  • Ability to identify when additional counsel is needed
  • Understand and demonstrate a willingness to engage in the policies and procedures of Extract Effect.
  • Represent Extract Effect in a positive way at social activities and events
  • Display strength-based tendencies
  • Be willing to allow the graduate to be the expert of her life
  • Complete commitments
  • Effectively communicate with others
  • Reliable
  • Compassionate
  • Consistent
  • Flexible
  • Team-Oriented

LEAD MENTOR

Organization Type: Non-Profit, Faith Based
Position Type: Volunteer
Department: Extract Effect Mentor Program
Hours: 6-12 hrs/month for 18+ months post-graduation
Travel Requirements: Minimal- Miami Valley area
Education: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Mentor experience with Extract Effect
  • Completed CSEC,Trauma Informed & Strength Based intensive training
  • Completed Volunteer training
  • Recommendation from Program Staff
  • Provide consistent mentor check-ins.
  • Be the point person for Mentor Group.
  • Refer to the Mentor Playbook & Contract as guidelines.
  • Be available to Mentors to debrief and brainstorm around concerns/questions with participants.
  • Model a consistent and healthy community for the period of 18 months, while encouraging mentees to establish other forms of healthy community
  • Identify mentees that may be struggling with their education and/or career goals and support them in re-engaging.
  • Be a touch point of transformative care in the mentees’ lives offering strength based responses and coming from perspective of trauma informed care.
  • Complete Trauma Informed, Strength Based, CSEC trainings
  • Participate in ongoing trainings and encourage mentors in ongoing trainings
  • Attend meetings with Mentor Coordinator every 2 months.
  • Connect weekly (individually), monthly, & quarterly (as group) with graduates
  • Initiate the planning for Quarterly mentee events involving Mentors and past graduates.
  • Maintain guidelines of the Extract Effect Mentor Program as received in the Orientation.
  • Develop and model healthy living for graduates:
    • Develop intentional connections with the mentee
    • Lead by example in modeling a healthy lifestyle
    • Provide direction and encouragement to mentee
    • Practice and teach healthy boundaries to mentee
    • Assist with providing healthy activities and community for mentee
    • Navigate interpersonal conflict by speaking the truth in love
    • Provide support and crisis help as needed
    • Maintain a teachable attitude
  • Relay to Mentor Coordinator any crisis or concerns around graduates.
  • Submit report monthly to Mentor Coordinator to assist Extract Effect in tracking graduate success & determine areas of development.
  • Complete Mentor application
  • Complete Mentor Screening Interview & Orientation
  • Complete Lead Mentor Orientation
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have an employment authorization card.
  • Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers
  • Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination as required by law
  • Clean motor vehicle record is essential to fulfilling the job responsibilities
  • Participate in all required trainings
  • Be willing to comply with Mentor Contract/Guidelines
  • Be able to maintain good boundaries with mentees
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships
  • Ability to identify when additional counsel is needed
  • Understand and demonstrate a willingness to engage in the policies and procedures of Extract Effect.
  • Represent Extract Effect in a positive way at social activities and events
  • Display strength-based tendencies
  • Be willing to allow the graduate to be the expert of her life
  • Complete commitments
  • Effectively communicate with others
  • Reliable
  • Compassionate
  • Consistent
  • Flexible
  • Team-Oriented