Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge

The Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge is a friendly competition among coaches and between states with a shared goal to connect more caring adults and young people through quality mentoring relationships. Right now, 9 million young people are growing up without the support of a mentor. For the past eight years, college coaches at an increasing number of institutions, who know first-hand the impact of this powerful asset, have demonstrated their commitment to closing this mentoring gap by challenging their fans to join the team and be a mentor!

Mentors can improve academic, social and economic prospects for our young people. That in turn strengthens teams, campuses, and all of our communities.

Get Involved

Coaches and universities partner with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s (MENTOR) local affiliate Mentoring Partnerships and other nonprofit partners serving young people.

Download our partner toolkit and find your state below to learn about efforts in your community! Have a partnership with a coach in your community you’d like to nominate for inclusion? Complete the nomination form linked below!

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Coach Donnie Sears,
Coach Aaron Lang,
Coach Shawn Thompson,
Coach Dustin Sheldon,
TeamMates of Sidney, IA

Kansas

Coach Bill Snyder,
Kansas State University

Coach David Beaty,
University of Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Coach Tom Osborne,
University of Nebraska (Ret.)

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Coach Bob Stoops,
University of Oklahoma

Coach Mike Gundy,
Oklahoma State University

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge Ambassador Group

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Nominate Your Coach

As the Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge has gained momentum and increasing number of coaches have joined the effort. If your mentoring program works with local coaches and you would like them to get national recognition as part of our campaign, please complete our nomination form!

Nomination Form

Search for Your Mentoring Opportunity

If you don’t see your state represented here, search MENTOR’s volunteer search engine by entering your ZIP code below for a mentoring opportunity near you and we’ll count your commitment in the overall total.

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.