During the registration process, both parent and student complete brief questionnaires. These responses will allow our team to match your child (the mentee) to a qualified young adult (the mentor).
We anticipate a 5:1 mentee to mentor ratio, where all six members of each small group meet together weekly.
All students in grades 6-10
The $125 fee exists solely to cover program expenses,including training our mentors and providing them with a small stipend to ensure their needs are taken care of as they help fulfill the needs of others. This structure ensures that mentors are vested and held accountable in the work they do.
Wheels of Change does not and will not generate any revenue—we believe the value of this program is rooted solely in its positive and lasting impact on the lives of our youth. We are committed to accommodating our community regardless of financial status.
For more information on financial aid, please contact us by using this form (link) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Wheels of Change is a project of the Houston Multicultural Center(link) in Webster, Texas. Though locations for activities will vary depending on small-group interest, most events will be in and around the Clear Lake area.
Meetings will be held weekly from January 24th –April 11th, 2021 for a total of 12 sessions. Please refer to the site Calendar (link) for a comprehensive view of the semester.Meeting times may vary from group-to-group depending on the activity of the day, but will always be communicated by your mentor with ample time for preparation.
Wheels of Change is a project of the Houston Multicultural Center(link) in Webster, Texas. Though locations for activities will varydepending on small-group interest, most events will be in and around the ClearLake area.
Mentors will cater activities by considering the interests of their mentees and offering them choice and voice in the process. This way,as the relationship between mentor and mentee strengths with time, so will your child’s ability to make decisions and work collaboratively. A range of skill building, physical, and discussion-based activities will foster personal connection between your child and their mentoras they enjoy their time together. Emphasizing these bonds fosts here will be a range of skill building, physical, and discussion-based activities with the focus always being on friendship and fun.
Our mentors are young adults who have proven to be motivated, dependable, and enthusiastic leaders in their endeavors. Each mentor underwent a background check and was interviewed by program leadership.Additionally, mentors have been specifically trained and certified to best meet the needs of our youth. You can learn more about each of our mentors here (link).
Mentors for the Spring 2021 semester have been chosen, but if you have a genuine interest and passion for making a difference in a young person’s life, please check back soon for the Fall 2021 mentor application.