If you've got a passion and expertise and are willing to share that with a motivated young person, you're ready to mentor.

You'll have the opportunity to meet once a week, for approximately two hours, for the next six to eight months to help a youth "protege" explore the field--which he or she has chosen.

What you'll commit to:

  • Spending two hours a week with your protégé for the duration of the school year
  • Helping your protege create a project--ideally one that somehow gives back to the communtiy
  • Helping your protege share that project at our annual public Fesitval of Learning


  • Confidential, simple, online background check through Verified Volunteers
  • Orientation meeting with protege, family and Inspire team (one hour)
  • Learning workshop with other mentors (3 hours)
  • Occasional notes on our online journal
  • Participation in two events: A Mentor Appreciation Evening (one evening in February) and a Festival of Learning (April/May)

All of our mentors find the program incredibly rewarding, and many express a desire to continue for more than one year!