Help shape the future of our Youth

The National Leadership Council (NLC) is a multi-year leadership program dedicated to fostering spiritual growth, leadership qualities and a service approach to life. Having a mentor – someone who serves as a spiritual confidante and partner with whom to navigate program activities and curriculum – is one of the most rewarding opportunities for NLC teens. In fact, the hope is this experience will encourage them to want to support others in the same way later in life!

Once teens are selected for the NLC program, they are asked to find a mentor – someone who they feel can offer support and guidance. They are told to think of the qualities that would specifically nurture their growth and offer close friendship and role model.

Teens should share this page with a prospective mentor and direct them to apply. All mentor applicants are asked to answer a series of questions, supply a reference, and complete a background check. Mentors have a year-long commitment to their teen with the option of continuing in this role each successive year of the program. A strong partnership between the Mentor and the NLC participant provides a meaningful learning experience.

Note: Current mentors do not need to apply again if they are mentoring their student for a subsequent year, or mentoring a new student. In those cases please email the NLC office.

Expectations of a NLC Mentor

  • Have a deep love for Christian Science and desire to prayerfully support the mentee.
  • Meet the Community Conduct of DiscoveryBound volunteers.
  • Be at least 25 years old.
  • Have time available to communicate and meet with the mentee on a regular basis.
  • Serve as mentee’s main advisor and a spiritual and practice resource for the program.
  • Validate mentee’s Congressional Award work as the Advisor.
I almost turned this opportunity down, but it has blessed me in so many ways. I don’t have children and my sweet nieces and nephews are growing up and going on with their lives. [My mentee] is a welcome surprise and we have found so many things in common that we can do together. It really is Love’s design.
– NLC Mentor

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x134