Everybody Mentors!

Mentoring provides an opportunity for men and women to be a positive adult role model in a child's life.  Someone who is genuinely happy to see that child each time they meet, someone who is refreshing and upbeat, someone who can be an objective observer, an encourager, a fun companion, and good listener.  A mentor helps an adolescent to see the glass as half full instead of half empty, and through devoting at least one hour a week sends a child the message that she or he is important in this world.

Through mentoring, students are:

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol

  • 52% less likely to skip school

  • Self-esteem, positive interaction, and performance increases

  • Better social skills and adaptation to school

  • Higher grade point averages and scores on standardized tests

  • Enrollment in more challenging academic programs

  • More classes passed and credits earned

  • Better attendance

  • Improved behavior at home and at school

Ready to make a difference?

  1. Click on any of our partnering organizations to find out how you can get involved.

  2. Register as a Level 2 School Volunteer through a M-DCPS portal.

  3. Attend orientation and program training at your chosen organization.