Looking for a mentor?

Are you a parent, guardian, teacher, or caring adult to a young person who you feel could benefit from a mentor? Or are you a young person who wants to connect with a mentor? Mentors are supportive individuals who build relationships with young people by offering them guidance, support, and encouragement to help cultivate positive and healthy development – many of the same things you do. Mentors are not meant to replace parents, guardians, or teachers, or to play the role of disciplinarians or decision makers. Rather, they become part of a team of caring adults to that young person. Mentors can help encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, support academic achievement and introduce new ideas. Here are some things a mentor might help a young person with:

Setting academic and/or career goals and taking steps to achieve them

Making healthy choices in everyday life: nutrition, exercise, social activities, and beyond

Thinking through a problem at home or school

Search for a Local Mentoring Program

Search the Mentoring Connector database by entering your zip code to find a variety of programs in your community.

The Mentoring Connector is a volunteer recruitment tool for programs. If you are searching to find a mentor, we encourage you to use these results to contact the program outside of this system.

By searching the database, you are sharing your information with MENTOR, its affiliates, and any program you choose to contact. Your email address will not be sold, shared with third parties or used for any purposes other than to keep you updated on news and opportunities related to mentoring.