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Program Overview

Our mentor program matches students in grades K-12 to volunteer mentors with the aim of creating a space to build transformative relationships that are key to unlocking a student’s potential. Mentee success is bolstered by a variety of factors, all of which play a significant part in a mentee’s engagement and development.

Along with our school-based Site Coordinator and school staff, the mentor becomes part of the team of people who work to empower students to define the future they want.

We offer both one on one and small group options.

Whom We Support

This program focuses on students who have been, and continue to be, furthest from educational justice. Our mentees model resiliency as they move through a system that was not designed to support students of color or from low-income backgrounds. By cultivating these transformative relationships, students build a lasting network of trust that allows them to fuel their personal potential.

The Mentor’s Role

The mentor’s main purpose is to be a consistent caring adult. By sharing fun activities and exchanging ideas, mentors help create a space where mentees can grow and prepare to clear their own path to success. Becoming a mentor begins by recognizing the importance of CISR-T’s core values and how they are foundational to being a mentor.

Become Involved

If you are ready to dedicate 1 hour a week to forming a connection with a mentee, you can sign up by clicking on the link below and filling out our volunteer interest form.

Yes! I am interested in learning more about becoming a mentor.


What is the time commitment?

Students are mentored once a week for one hour during the school-day. Consistency matters, which is why we ask for a commitment to one calendar year.

When can I sign up to mentor?

Matches can be made at any time during the school year. We are always looking for new mentors who center the empowerment of students and acknowledge the agency of our mentees.

What time of the day will I meet with my mentee?

Mentees are available to meet during or immediately after school hours.