Mentoring Connection

Mentoring Connection seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of youth in foster care through one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors.

Volunteer mentors are trained and matched with teens who are in their final year of high school and preparing to exit foster care in the next year.  Mentors and mentees make a commitment to spend time together.  Mentoring Connection is based on a traditional mentoring relationship of three to four hours of contact each month in community settings.  The goal is for participating mentees to have a stable and supportive adult present in their life both before and after they leave foster care.

Location: O‘ahu

Eligibility: High school seniors (or youth completing a GED or alternative diploma program) ages 17-21 who are residing in foster care on the island of O‘ahu

Services:

  • Providing opportunities for foster youth to connect with positive adult role models
  • Recruiting, screening, training, and support of adult mentors
  • Matching of mentors to mentees based on shared interests, mentee career aspirations and geographical proximity
  • Collaborating with community organizations to provide events and activities for mentees and mentors to attend

Funding:
Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation

Contact:
Jennifer O’Donnell, Program Coordinator – 540-2565

Download the Mentee Referral Form here.