Mentor at a Local School

Walk alongside a child at one of our partner schools.

mentor helping two students

Make a difference in the life of a student…

…and you’ll see that student make a difference in your life as well.

In addition to family, every student should have people in their life to cheer them on. 

Without other caring adults to help them succeed, it makes juggling school, friendships, and life’s challenges much harder.

For more than seven years, we’ve been mentoring kids and students in local schools. Our mentors consistently show up, listen well, and point students in a positive direction. We provide the training, curriculum, supplies, and support to help our mentors thrive.

All our mentor spots are currently full!

What is Mentoring Like?

See what it's like to be a mentor.
young woman mentoring a student

We asked mentors what they enjoyed the most. Here is what they said.

I really enjoyed talking and drawing with my student. As he would draw (usually pictures involving his family), he would tell me things he hoped for in his future.

[I love] getting to know my mentee. He is a wonderful little boy and I think we had a great connection. He'd often ask me to come back soon, so I sometimes went more than once a month. I LOVED the small, personal end-of-year celebration at the school. That was so special!

mentor playing catch with a student

Benefits of Mentoring

Mentoring builds self-esteem, improves academic performance, and positively influences attitudes.

What makes a good mentor?
A good mentor...

  • Is consistent, reliable, and shows up each and every month.
  • Listens well and asks good questions.
  • Is supportive and encouraging.
  • Models a growth mindset through curiosity and perseverance. 

Here’s how mentoring works...

  • All mentors must fill out a mentoring application, attend a training session, and complete a background check before being matched with a student. 
  • The school provides a designated time for each student to meet with their mentor at school between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (on days the school is in session).
  • Elementary and Middle School mentors commit to meet with their student at least once a month for one hour from October through May.
  • High School mentors commit to meet with their student three to four times a month for one hour from October through May.

We will be there to support you every step of the way!

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