A Big Buddy

Sometimes youth need individualized attention. Often times they can't get that due to home situations and class structure. Our school based adult mentors are assigned to a school site and meet weekly for a minimum of 1/2 hour per week with assigned mentees. 

Mentees are also able to attend groups after school and during school breaks for continued time with their mentor. These groups include free play, homework help, snacks, and planned activities. 

Simple But Profound

The simple act of showing up and caring has had a profound effect.  This program has seen a significant increase in grades and attendance. It has also decreased behavior issues in the class. 

In the 2016-2017 school year when 1st quarter report cards were compared to 4rth quarter report cards of our mentees: 

  • 50% Increased their attendance.
  • 57% improved their GPA.
  • 49% of elementary school students improved their classroom behavior. (not tracked in middle school). 

Make the Difference


Monetary donations have the most immediate impact. We are also grateful for recreational supplies, and food for snacks and lunches. See our wish list for what we need.


1/2 hour a week of your time can change everything for a student. If school hours conflict with your work schedule we love volunteers for our groups. This can be a one time visit or a longer commitment. Come share your hobbies and talents with kids. It will mean the world to them. 

Wish List

The Mentoring Program is in need of donations for the following:

Art and Craft Supplies

Sports Equipment 


Nail Polish

Play Dough


Olive Oil

Party Favors

Kid Friendly Snack Food

Water and Juice

Plastic Utensiles

Paper Plates

Plastic Utensils

Don't Take Our Word For It

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Support Mentorship

Your support and contributions will enable us to continue to meet the needs of kids here in Maricopa with this effective program. 

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