Fill out the Become a Mentor form.
Engagement Coordinator will contact you to schedule attendance for a New Mentor Orientation (this are typically held
Our next Mentor Orientation
is scheduled for:
Thursday, November 5, 2020
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
5:30 to 8:00 PM
Partners in Prevention Mentoring Program started as a pilot project in 1996. Since that time, the program has grown and now provides children with caring adult mentors in several East Texas school districts.
The Mentoring Program has received recognition over the years, including the Governor’s Volunteer Award for Forever Friends; Texas Association of Partners in Education; and highlighted in the 100 Best Communities for Young People award to Longview in 2008 and 2011.
Mentoring is an intentional relationship between a caring adult and a young person needing additional support and encouragement. Mentors encourage mentees to leadership by supporting their SPARKS, promoting academic success, making good choices, and completing a high school education with a plan for the future. Mentors meet for one hour per week with their mentee.
Mentoring can help young people feel valued and face daily challenges through meaningful conversations and fun shared activities. Mentors can help young people celebrate their accomplishments, and set high expectations for personal growth and success.
Aspiring Girls matches caring women with girls in kindergarten through high school in a one-to-one relationship. Kindergarten through fifth-grade girls and their mentors meet individually each week. Sixth-grade through twelfth-grade girls meet weekly as a group with their mentors on the school campus. A group facilitator plans weekly activities. Volunteer mentors commit to one year of mentoring or longer. Aspiring Girls was originally established as a pilot project in 1996 called Forever Friends and has grown to a program now serving five school districts.
Aspiring Boys matches adult male mentors with kindergarten through twelfth grade boys. Mentors meet individually with their mentees weekly on the school campus. They inspire and encourage young people who can benefit from additional adult support. Volunteer opportunities for Aspiring Boys are available on campuses in Longview, Pine Tree, Spring Hill, Kilgore, and Hallsville independent school districts.