What is a Mentor?

A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person. Mentors offer support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate 30 minutes a week, you can change a life by helping a child build confidence, a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills.

Why become a Mentor?

According to Mentoring.org, with a mentor, at-risk youth are 46% less likely than their peers to start using drugs and 55% more likely to be enrolled in college. Mentors do make a difference!

Where & when does Mentoring occur?

Mentoring takes place once a week for 30-60 minutes, during the school year only. Mentoring currently occurs virtually using Take Stock in Children’s new app where students and mentors can talk via video or texting. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes. In-person mentoring may be available at the student’s school per the school’s guidelines.

How do I become a Mentor?

The first step to becoming a mentor is to fill out a mentor application by clicking the link below. After your application is received, you will then be asked to complete a mentor training online followed by a background check and signing release forms. All this can be done virtually.

Become a Mentor!

Meet some of our Mentors & Mentees

See how Take Stock Duval and Putnam counties have changed the lives of both the mentors and mentees.