Give back to St. Paul! Become an Academic Mentor for the 2016-17 school year.


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


58 Wood St.Saint Paul, MN 55107

Come learn with us!


Are you enthusiastic about helping St. Paul’s young people learn and committed to empowering others by sharing your skills and experience? Be a Study Buddy in CommonBond Communities’ 1:1 academic mentoring program at a housing community in St. Paul or Oakdale. You’ll be matched with a young person in grades 1-8 and meet weekly to support his or her school success by helping with homework and tutoring in literacy and/or math. You'll be supported by talented staff while you help close the achievement gap. It's fun, sometimes fast-paced, and a great way to support student success in our community!

Visit to fill out an application today! Study Buddies begins in September, but we'll continue to enroll volunteers throughout the year to match students on the waiting list. The program runs through May, but many pairs outlast their original year commitment and continue to meet year after year. Consider one of the locations below which offer Study Buddies one or more days Mon-Thurs.

  • Torre de San Miguel Homes on St. Paul’s West Side
  • Westminster Place Apartments on St. Paul’s East Side
  • Granada Lakes Townhomes in Oakdale


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90 minutes weekly
  • Must Commit for one year
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