Great Life Mentoring

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support


1895 NW Front AvenuePortland, OR 97209 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Great Life Mentoring cultivates meaningful relationships where children facing adversity - and the adults who mentor them - live happier, healthier lives.


Great Life Mentoring (GLM) was established in 2000 -as the first of its kind- a mentoring model that utilizes trained community volunteers as mentors to improve the mental health conditions of children from low-resource families. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and an award-winning, Evidence-Based Practice.

The program received a national designation and evidence rating of Effective (the highest possible rating) by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs in the criminal and juvenile justice and criminal victimization fields. Further, it has achieved status as a mental health intervention on the WA State Inventory of Evidence-Based Practices.


Would you recommend Great Life Mentoring?
3 reviews Write a review
by Erica K. from Camas, WA (February 20, 2014)
I found 4Results via Volunteer Match in late 2010 and met my "match" in March 2011. I received excellent mentor training and have great support from the 4Results team. I have re-upped twice now and am entering my fourth year in the program. It is a tremendous joy to watch my friend grow and navigate the transition from elementary school to middle school! She is a bright spot in my week and has referred to visits with me as the bright spot in hers. She loves chatting with me as a friend and I love being a sounding board and source of fun and encouragement for her. We usually meet once a week for an hour or two and do anything from driving around and chatting to window shopping, to craft and holiday projects, and taking walks. We've had a few special adventures including going to the Rose Festival and touring the Navy ships and going to the pumpkin patch and Corn Maze on Sauvie's Island. I can't imagine not sticking with my friend throughout her youth.
by Dustin R. (December 27, 2013)
It's simple, I want to make a difference in the lives of others!
by Phil D. from Scappoose, OR (November 2, 2009)
I highly recommend 4-Results Mentoring Program to anyone who would consider becoming a volunteer mentor and come alongside a child to make a truly positive, encouraging, authentic, supportive, and long-lasting impact in the life of a kid who is desperately in need of friendship that comes with a commitment of unconditional love. I've been a volunteer mentor through 4-Results in a long-term relationship with a young man I met when he was 12, and who is now almost 21. We are now life long friends. The training I received before I was matched with my friend was exceptional, and with role-play in situational experiences, I felt comfortable with being able to handle almost any issue that might arise within an adult-child relstionship. My friend and I have shared many joys, sorrows, and emotional highs and lows throughout our years together, but I feel deep in my heart that the time invested has helped us to bond and be open and transparent in our friendship. Trust happens!

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