The Aspire Mentoring Program’s mission is to inspire and encourage young people for leadership through positive relationships. We recruit, screen, and train caring adults to be mentors for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Our culture of excellence begins with communicating clear expectations for our mentors. Based on over 25 years of experience and evidence-based practices, we ask that our mentors:
Have a caring heart!
Watch a 10-minute New Mentor Training Video
Attend a two-hour in-person New Mentor Orientation
Choose the school district(s) in which they would like to mentor
Complete necessary background checks
Attend initial match meeting with mentee, mentee’s family, and Aspire Program Coordinator
Communicate at least weekly with mentee
Meet at least four hours/month with mentee
Make a one-year commitment to the program
Communicate monthly with assigned Aspire Program Coordinator
Participate in quarterly update trainings
Being a mentor with Aspire means that you are never on your own! Aspire Program Coordinators provide guidance, support, and encouragement to mentors; plan free monthly activities for mentors and mentees to enjoy together; and check-in with mentors, mentees, and mentees’ families on a regular basis throughout the length of the match.
To start the process of making a difference in a child’s life:
Complete an Application
Contact Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019 or Email with any questions
Check the upcoming New Mentor Orientation dates and times to see which one is more convenient for you.