be a mentor, you don't need any special skillsjust
an ability to listen and to offer friendship, guidance,
and encouragement to a young person growing up today.
And you'll be amazed by how much you'll get out of the
So, share what you know. Become a mentor.
PromiseThe Alliance For Youth
The mission of America's Promise is to mobilize people from
all walks of life to build the character and competence of
our nation's youth by fulfilling five promises: ongoing relationships
with caring adults, safe places with structured activities,
a healthy start, marketable skills, and opportunities to give
Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) works closely with parents
to match every child with the right Big Brother or Big Sister.
Each potential mentor is screened, trained, and supervised
to ensure that the relationship will be safe and rewarding
for everyone involved. Today, BBBS serves hundreds of thousands
of children in 5,000 communities across the country.
In Schools, Inc.
For more than 25 years, Communities In Schools has championed
the connection of needed community resources with schools.
By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children's
unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the
Corporation for National and Community Service
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
For more than a decade, MENTOR has been leading the effort
to connect America's young people with caring adult mentors.
MENTOR is an advocate for the
expansion of mentoring and a resource for mentors and mentoring
Partnership for Drug-Free America
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA) is a non-profit
coalition of professionals from the communications industry.
Through its national drug-education advertising campaign and
other forms of media communication, the Partnership exists
to help kids and teens reject substance abuse by influencing
attitudes through persuasive information.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. (PYD) is committed to empowering young peole with disabilities to reach their full potential for personal development. PYD provides high quality mentoring programs where adult mentors with disabilities act as positive role models and provide support, understanding and guidance for youth as they strive to reach their personal, educational, and career goals.
of Light Foundation
The Points of Light Foundation works to engage more people
more effectively in volunteer community service to help solve
serious social problems. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization
that works in communities throughout the United States through
a network of over 500 Volunteer Centers. Visit their website
to access a database of volunteer centers across the country.
Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) is a natioanl nonprofit organization
whose mission is to improve the effectiveness of social policies,
programs, and community initiatives, especially as they affect
youth and young adults. In carrying out this mission, P/PV
works with philanthropies, public and private sector businesses,
and nonprofit organizations. Their website includes reports
USA Freedom Corps, a White House office, was created by President
George W. Bush to strengthen and expand volunteer service
opportunities as part of the Presidents call to all
Americans to dedicate two years or 4,000 hours over the course
of their lifetimes to volunteer service. Use this site to
search for service opportunities in your community.