First and foremost, it takes desire - desire to want to make a difference in

the life of a young person.   Here's what you will need to do:

  • 21+ years of age

  • Valid driver's license, auto-insurance, and reliable transportation

  • Spend at least one hour per week with child for a minimum of one year 

  • Background check


Our job is to make the best match possible based on gender, common

interests, career aspirations, and whenever possible, background and culture.


After the match is MADE


Mentors are encouraged to develop long lasting relationships with students and continuously encourage, motivate, and help open doors.  The goal is to achieve on-time graduation and set students on the path to achieve their life goals and become leaders in their community.


You and your student will decide how you want to spend your time together and how frequently you will meet.  From taking a walk, going out to dinner or to an event, or meeting at school for lunch, it is totally up to you.


Young Eagles Mentorship Program (YEMP) hosts group activities for mentors and students to socialize and promote a sense of belonging to the community.  For our mentors, it's a chance to meet other mentors and get to know their students as they interact with their peers.  Our students and mentors don’t just have fun together…they experience new opportunities together.