Listen. Encourage. Inspire.
A mentor of the Faith & Sports Institute is committed to journeying alongside his or her mentees in a yearlong mentoring relationship that begins at the FSI Retreat in June. The journey of mentorship is one of listening and discovery: listening to God’s truth amidst the world’s many voices and discovering how to live life faithfully to the call of Jesus Christ within the complex world of sport. The world challenges the identity and formation of high school athletes. Your role as a mentor involves guiding your mentees as they begin to discern their vocational calling specific to God's kingdom and Church.
From our alumni: “FSI provided me with a personal outlet to serve and do on-the-ground ministry in a sphere which I feel passionate about—the sports world. I learned an abundance of practical ministry, professional, and leadership skills in working for FSI.”
Who Can Be a Mentor
To be an FSI Mentor, you must be a college student, graduate student, or spiritual leader under 30 years of age who is passionate about sport and the theological formation of young people. You must have some level of appreciation for sports, competition, and sports culture.
Expectations for Mentors
- Mentors must attend Mentor Training from June 9-12, 2023
- Mentors are fully present through the entirety of the retreat and are committed to a yearlong mentoring relationship with students from the retreat until the following May.
- Mentors will be paid for their service during and post-retreat.
- Mentors cannot be simultaneously enrolled in a summer class or working another paid position from June 9-17, 2023.
- Mentors must apply and complete an interview to receive a mentoring position.
- Mentor Orientation: April 11, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm
- Mentor Training: June 9-12, 2023
- Faith & Sports Institute Retreat: June 14-17, 2023