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


Greater Fall River and New BedfordFall River, MA 02721


SMILES is a school based one-to-one mentoring program that connects caring adults with students to encourage and help them thrive both in and out of the classroom. SMILES mentors are paired with a student in one of our 20+ programs in the Greater Fall River or New Bedford area.

A SMILES facilitator leads the group of one-to-one matches for an hour each week through activities designed to help build healthy, meaningful relationships.

The time committment for a SMILES mentor is one hour per week (the same time/day each week) from late September/early October through June. SMILES does not meet during schools vacations and/or holidays. All interaction takes place at the school, with a trained facilitator present. Mentors have the opportunity and are encouraged to stay with their mentee year to year!

It’s Easy to become a Mentor!

  • Complete an application
  • Come in for a 20 minute interview
  • Pick a program that best fits your schedule
  • Attend a SMILES mentor training
  • Begin your mentoring relationship!


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week during academic year

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