Become a Mentor

Empower a 
Student

"If you have ever wondered, will I make a difference in
this life, mentor a child and remove all doubt" - Penny Shaffer

Become a Mentor
Become Mentor

Are you our next great mentor? Check out this video to see how you can make a difference in the life of a student by becoming a Take Stock in Children mentor today!


What Is a Mentor?

A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence. 
Why Become a Mentor



Where and When Does Mentoring Occur

Why Become a Mentor?


Our success rate at Take Stock in Children is a result of a comprehensive approach provided by our program. One of the key and proven success factors is the role of the mentor. More and more people want to have a lasting, profound impact in their community. They understand that the commitment of becoming a mentor can change a child’s life while helping them grow personally. Can you remember adults who paid attention to you; who believed in you; and who guided you during your childhood? These individuals served as mentors. Wouldn’t you like to have someone think of you as their life-changing, trusted mentor?


Where & When Does Mentoring Occur?

Mentoring sessions range from 45-60 minutes and occur at a school near your home or workplace, during school hours. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes. As a result, mentoring is convenient for both students and mentors.
How Do I Become a Mentor


How Do I Become A Mentor?

Take Stock in Children mentors learn the principles and guidelines of school-based, academic-focused mentoring. They participate in an orientation session and receive a manual that contains tools for addressing the general needs of their students: improving grades, preparing for college, career planning, and developing life skills. Mentors also will be able to use the weekly Mentor Minute, an online resource center, to provide support services that target the specific needs of their students.

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    Anthony Denapoli Anthony Denapoli pays attention to the details. He is described by his students and the program’s mentor coordinator as a good listener. Anthony always remembers what is going on with his student from the previous session and asks about tests and challenges they faced or are facing. ...Read More

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