Mentoring programs offer children a reliable, safe way to develop a significant relationship with a caring adult. If you're looking to enroll your child in a mentoring program, know that there are a variety of options available to you:
National Mentoring ProgramsConsider enrolling your child in a national mentoring program, such as:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters offers both community-based and school-based mentoring programs throughout the United States. If your child is between 6 and 18 years of age, you can enroll him or her in a mentoring program through the Big Brothers Big Sisters web site.
- Caregiver's Choice: Caregiver's Choice is an organization that fosters mentoring relationships for children of incarcerated parents. To enroll your child, call 1-877-333-CHOICE, or apply online.
Local Mentoring ProgramsMany states offer their own local mentoring programs, as well. To find a youth mentoring program in your area, visit:
- Mentoring.org: Sponsored by the organization Mentor, this web site provides a comprehensive, state-by-state listing of mentoring organizations.