At-risk, young adults who have a mentor are twice as likely to enroll in college.

Mentors are as essential to our scholars as the financial assistance we provide. Each scholarship recipient is paired with a qualified mentor, or within a mentor group, to help the student stay on track, reach successive goals, and navigate the complexities of college preparation.

Apply to become a mentor today!

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Change a Life. Become a Mentor.

We are always looking for great candidates to support our scholars. Follow these steps to apply!

Complete our online application & background check
Attend mentor training sessions
Meet your assigned high school mentee

Mentor Expectations

Give Back mentors are committed to inspiring our scholars by helping them dream big, set realistic goals, remain accountable, and celebrate successes.

Contact your mentee on a regular basis

Listen actively and respond to your mentee’s needs

Give us monthly updates about your mentee

If you have questions about becoming a mentor please contact us.

Kevin O’Donnell

Sr. Director of Student Mentor Services

Expert Spotlight:

At Give Back, we are grateful to have a Sr. Director of Student Mentor Services who has over 20 years of experience working with students at the college level, from his time as a Campus Minister, Director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry, and even as a Professor at both Elmhurst College and Lewis University. Kevin O’Donnell has a degree in Social Work and Masters in Leadership Studies. He now shares his expertise with our staff, mentors and scholars. For ideas on how to be the best mentor you can, check out his latest blog post.