What Is Hillsborough Education Foundation’s mentoring program?
Our mentoring program provides a unique opportunity—offering deserving students a caring volunteer mentor who is committed to the development of each student’s potential and continuous involvement from skilled student advocates who engage in educational and career counseling.
Students in our program face financial challenges and other obstacles that may prevent them from graduating high school or going to college. Our scholars are committed to working hard and maintaining their grades in hopes for a brighter future.
A Mentor’s Commitment
Mentors meet one-on-one with their scholar several times each month, typically 30 minutes per week (flexible virtual mentoring opportunities are available).
- 18 years or older
- Have a high school diploma
- Complete a 90-minute mentor training
- Make a minimum of one school year commitment
- Pass a criminal background check
- Must document their mentoring sessions weekly online
- Be honest, caring, patient, flexible, reliable and open-minded
- Possess good listening, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Follow all Take Stock in Children’s policies and procedures and abide by all Hillsborough County Public Schools policies and procedures