Adult Mentors for Middle School Students


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Locations all around MadisonMadison, WI 53711


There is a growing achievement gap within our school systems. This achievement gap is both academic and social. Some students have a support network, and their roots are intertwined and strong; others are less connected and may have more difficulty standing tall in the face of storms. At Intentional Mentoring, we match students with adult mentors in hopes of strenghtening those roots. Mentors provide support at home, school, and in the community, with the goal of strenghtening connections between these environments.

We are looking for adults who are passionate about our next generation and have previous experience working with youth, currently work with youth, or are seeking a way to have an impact. At Intentional Mentoring, we aim to bridge the gap between programs in which students are involved.

Our goal is to provide you with the resources needed so this commitment can compliment your normal schedule. We will work with you to make this work, so that it can work for the student.

If you volunteer for this program you will be:

-intentionally connected with a middle school student

-provided resources and training to reach this student in these gaps and make a difference

Your training role will be:

-30 minute meeting once a month with the site coach

Your mentoring role will be:

-3 check-ins per week with your student

-Student community event/activity 2 times a month

-Monthly school-based connection


  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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