Stories

Most people are surprised when we tell them that we have a waiting list of students ready to match.  In fact, when we visit public and charter schools, it's not uncommon for a whole class to submit applications for mentors.  There's a misconception that many students in D.C. schools don't want to go to college... But when we ask them to raise their hands, in a class of 30, most hands go up.  Hands go down when we ask students how many know what it takes to get into college.

Enter Mentor X.  Mentor X is you, wondering if now is the time to change a life.  There is no question that we need you.  There is no question that students are waiting.  And most of you tell us you've been thinking about it for ages.  If you're reading this, consider that we've gotten you half way to changing a life.  The rest is up to you.

Read about the many experiences that are part of Mentors, Inc., about students, mentors, graduates, alumni, and supporters who all believe in the power of mentoring.  Then, decide when it's time for you to make magic happen.

  1. Meet Kinnari

    Name: Kinnari From: Silver Spring, Maryland Occupation: Business Owner Been with Mentors, Inc. since: 2010 Why I want to Mentor: I like to help...

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  2. Meet Beth

    Name: Beth From: Illinois Occupation: Sustainability Program Manager Been with Mentors, Inc. since: 2012 Why I want to mentor: I would like to...

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  3. Meet Christopher

    Name: Christopher From: Richmond, VA Occupation: Operations Manager Been with Mentors, Inc. since : 2010 Why he wanted to mentor: “I am a...

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  4. Meet Drew

    Name: Drew From:  Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina  Occupation: Consultant Been with Mentors, Inc. since: 2012 Why I want to mentor: I had...

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  5. Meet Raven

    Name: Raven Mentor: Terri From: District of Columbia, Ward 7 School: Eastern Senior High School Matched since: June, 2013 A Mentor is: “A...

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  6. Meet Jeffrey

    Name: Jeffrey Mentor: Adam From: District of Columbia, Ward 8 School: Ballou Senior High School Matched since: April, 2013 A Mentor is: “A...

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  7. Meet Kyree

    Name: Kyree Mentor: Andre From: District of Columbia, Ward 5 School: McKinley Technology High School Matched since: August, 2015 A Mentor...

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  8. Meet Iesha

    Name: Iesha Mentor: Tammi From: District of Columbia, Ward 7 School: Graduate of Spingarn High School, Class of 2013 Matched since: August, 2010...

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  9. Meet Jeremiah

    Name: Jeremiah Mentor: David From: District of Columbia, Ward 7 School: HD Woodson Senior High School  Matched since: November, 2014 A...

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