Federal Way School-Based Mentoring Program

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Communities In Schools of Federal Way

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You can influence a student's life just by giving 60 minutes a week as a mentor!

As a mentor in the CIS Mentoring Program, you are matched with a student in grades 6-12 in the Federal Way School District. Mentors meet with their student for one hour, one day a week during school hours, with a minimum commitment of one year. The goal of mentoring is to provide students with friendship and a positive role model.

We have new mentor trainings throughout the school year, so if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit: https://federalway.ciswa.org/what-we-do/mentoring/ to download an application.

Contact: Susan Rund, Mentor Recruitment Coordinator, at susanr@cisfederalway.org or call 253.226.6327

Time Commitment: The mentor and student will meet for 45-60 minutes per week at a school-based location with a minimum commitment of one school year.

General Information: The primary goal of the mentor is to show a sincere interest in the success of the student and to establish a caring mentor-mentee relationship. Mentoring sessions will be arranged during school hours at a time that best fits your needs as well as the student's class schedule. For middle school - times can be between 8:00 - 2:30 and for high school - times can be between 7:30 - 2:00. Matches only meet during the school year and take all school breaks off.

Training: A 1.5 hour long training is provided prior to mentoring, and program staff will join you on your first day of mentoring to introduce you to the school and your student. In addition, ongoing support from our school-based School Outreach Coordinators is provided as well as optional mentor trainings throughout the year.

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About Communities In Schools of Federal Way


PO Box 3317, Federal Way, WA 98063, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


At Communities In Schools we amplify students potential by connecting them to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We're in schools every day, supporting them in ways that go beyond the classroom. And, across our community, we knit together a powerful network of partners - including businesses, volunteers, agencies, healthcare providers, and educators - that help them stay focused today, so they can go further tomorrow. Whatever it takes. However they need us. We're in schools to keep kids in school.


We'll work with your schedule.


Various Schools in the Federal Way School DistrictPO Box 3317Federal Way, WA 98063





  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45-60 minutes a week during the school year with a minimum of one school year required; option to continue for multiple school years
  • WA State Patrol background check, National Sex Offender Registry check, three personal references, 1.5 hour training and short mentor interview all need to be completed before meeting with a student.

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