How to Become a Mentor


If you meet all of the requirements in our “Should I mentor?” Quiz , then it’s time to get started!

Step 1. Complete our online application 

You can also fill out an application at the Mentor Orientation.

Step 2.  Attend Mentor Orientation

Every week, our staff hosts a 1.5-hour orientation at the Hillsborough Education Foundation office, located at 2306 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33607.  During the first half of the orientation, you’ll  learn more about the program. If you like what you hear, you can stick around for the second half of orientation, where you will be trained on interacting with your student scholar. RSVP for an upcoming Mentor Orientation with Anna Laird at [email protected]

Upcoming Mentor Orientation Sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 23rd: 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • Tuesday, August 6th: 11:00AM-12:30PM
  • Thursday, August 15th: 2:00PM-3:30PM
  • Wednesday, August 28th: 9:30AM-11:00AM

Step 3.  Get ready to make a difference!