Mentors Inc.

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Basic Information

Address: 1012 14th Street NW Suite 304 Washington DC 20005
Phone Number: 202-783-2310
Fax Number: 202-783-2315
Director: Deirdre Bagley

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Children and Youth, Community Service and Volunteering, Education and Academia
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: DC Public High School Students
Ages for Volunteer: 21 years or older
Hours of Service: N/A
Minimum Hours Required: 5 to 8 hours per month
Days of Service: N/A
Mission Statement:

Mentors, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the graduation and success rates of Washington, DC's public high school students by pairing them with caring, adult volunteers in structured and enriched mentoring relationships which promote their academic and career development. Our goal is to ensure that every one of our students graduates from high school ready to transition into meaningful work or higher education.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

There are too many students living in Washington, D.C. who are not getting the support or guidance needed to graduate from high school, prepared to be successful and productive citizens. Many are faced with under-resourced schools, dangerous neighborhoods, and little to no history of college-going in their families. The fact is that only about half of our kids are graduating from D.C. high schools. Those who drop out are much more likely to face unemployment, poverty, the need for public assistance, prison, and becoming single parents with children who drop out from high school themselves. The social, emotional and economic toll resulting from D.C. students not achieving a high school education and the credentials of a diploma have an enormous impact on both individual and family productivity, a toll which ultimately impacts all citizens. Mentors, Inc. works to end the dropout cycle.


We provide access to enrichment opportunities in college preparation, career exploration, community service, and life skills development. Graduating seniors are eligible for scholarships and all students and their mentors enjoy free or low-cost tickets to local sports events, museums, concerts and other cultural events.

Additional Information:

This is an ongoing opportunity! We are always looking for new mentors!

You can be a mentor if you...

* Want to make a difference in a young person's life.
* Are at least 21 years old and have completed high school or the equivalent.
* Are ready to submit an application, two letters of reference, and a photo copy of your driver's license(and auto insurance, if applicable).
* Are willing to participate in an interview with program staff.
* Can pass a criminal background check and submit a $40 dollar processing fee to help defray the cost.
* Are willing to participate in mandatory mentor training.
* Are willing to make a one-year commitment to mentoring a protégé.