Mentor Program

Children Needing Mentors

The following articles describe children for whom we are currently seeking mentors. To protect the children from negative attention, we have changed the photos and names of the children.


Eric , Age 9 Last Updated August 18, 2015
Eric is a sweet, kind and fun loving 9 year old boy that lives in the Portland area. With high dreams of becoming race car driver, you can instantly tell he has a love for adventures! He loves marshmallows and any color of blue out there. When he gets a chance to be active, he loves everything and anything he can get his hands on. With a knack for curiosity, Eric would do best with a mentor that can support his thirst to learn more! Eric is in a unique and sensitive placement and a mentor that could cater to this would be ideal. Eric is slowly learning proper social skills and would do best with mentor that has patience. If Eric seems like the perfect fit for you, please apply to become his mentor today!


Shannon, Age 11 Last Updated July 15, 2015
Love music? Then look no further than Shannon as the perfect mentee! Located in Newberg, OR, Shannon is very passionate about singing, and would love to be a recording artist in the future (Favorite genre? Christian Music!). Alongside her love of music is a dedication to learning -- her favorite subjects are science and art, and she's a member of a book club. Shannon stays active too, and loves to go ice skating, roller blading, and bike racing. If you have similar interests to Shannon, you can bet you two would get along! Apply now and give Shannon the mentor she's been looking for.

Dylan, Age 15 Last Updated March 8, 2017
Stop where you are -- and meet Dylan! Dylan lives in Eugene, and wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He loves P.E., staying active, and movies that pique his interests with action and mystery. A mentor with an eye for adventure would be great for Dylan, and he hopes for an individual that will be patient with him as he grows comfortable around adults. If you'd like to go on an adventure with Dylan, apply to be his mentor today!


Jeremy , Age 12 Last Updated August 17, 2016
Meet Jeremy!

Jeremy is a charismatic 12 year old that lives within the Portland area. Jeremey hopes to become a mechanical engineer when he grows up. Jeremey loves all food, but his favorite place to eat is Red Robin. Jeremy loves to play sports! He would greatly appreciate a mentor that has the same passion for sports as he does! Jeremy would greatly benefit from a mentor that could be strong male figure in his life and teach him how to become a gentleman. If Jeremy sounds like a great fit for you, please apply to become his mentor today!


Catherine, Age 10 Last Updated March 9, 2017
Catherine is a 4th grader in Springfield. She loves the colors pink and blue and her favorite food is ice cream. If she had to choose one restaurant to eat at every day for the rest of her life she would chose Mongolian Grill. Catherine’s favorite subjects are math and science, and she would love it if her mentor could work with her on her homework. During her free time, Catherine loves to play tag, fly kites, or play videogames. When asked what she is looking for in a mentor, Catherine says she would prefer a younger mother who will do new and exiting things with her. If this sparks your interest, apply to be Catherine’s mentor today!

Riley, Age 11 Last Updated March 8, 2017
Meet Riley!

Riley is located in the Lane County area. Riley loves music and when he grows up he hopes to be a singer! He also enjoys playing in the orchestra at his school. Some of his other favorite activities include playing video games, playing basketball and reading Greek mythology stories like Percy Jackson and the Olympians! Riley would love to have more exposure to art and learn to draw and paint. Riley is a more reserved young man who would benefit from a mentor willing to help him get out of his comfort zone! A mentor with a love for music and the outdoors would be a great match for Riley! If this sounds like you, apply to be Riley's mentor today!


Harrison, Age 9 Last Updated March 30, 2017
Meet Harrison! Harrison is a 9-year-old who aspires to be a police officer someday. He lives in Springfield and can’t get enough of riding his bike. Harrison loves to be active, spending time outdoors and working on anything with wheels. A male mentor who can provide Harrison with a strong role model would be very beneficial for his confidence. If you believe you could be a support system for Harrison, apply to be his mentor today!

Thomas, Age 12 Last Updated March 9, 2017
Meet Thomas! Thomas is a 12 year old who loves technology and drama class! He is very social, and loves spending time with his friends. If he had to choose one meal to eat every day for the rest of his life, he would be forced to choose between chicken nuggets, hamburgers, mac and cheese, and pb&j sandwiches. Thomas loves working with his hands; he loves to play with Legos and build things. He enjoys drawing and doing anything crafty. Thomas enjoys being outside especially while hiking, camping, bike riding, walking dogs, and trips to the snow! Would you enjoy going on a hike and then out for hamburgers with Thomas? If so, apply to be his mentor right away!


Ian , Age 14 Last Updated April 21, 2017
Ian is a lover of the color blue and could easily eat as much Seafood imaginable! Ian is 14 years old and lives in the Springfield, OR area. He is a big fan of math and history, but could easily lose track of time if he reads a really great book! He loves action movies and most of all fishing! He would love to have the opportunity to learn more about this hobby and even more, have a mentor to spend time fishing with! If Ian sounds like a great match for you, please apply to become his mentor today!


Jimmy, Age 10 Last Updated November 23, 2015
Meet Jimmy! Jimmy is located in the Portland area. Jimmy loves being active and participating in activities such as running, skateboarding, jogging and riding his bike. When he grows up he would like to be a Navy Seal. Jimmy enjoys relaxing and watching action, drama and thriller films. He currently takes martial arts and piano lessons. Jimmy is not a big fan of school and would really benefit from a mentor who could help him stay focused and improve his math skills. An energetic and strong male mentor would be the perfect match for Jimmy. If this sounds like you, apply to become Jimmy's mentor today!

Diana, Age 12 Last Updated March 21, 2016
Diana, Age 12

Diana is an extremely creative young lady who has an interest in the preforming arts. During her free time she enjoys dancing and singing. Diana also enjoys reading adventure and action novels, she also loves action and adventure movies. She loves eating spaghetti, fried chicken, and fettuccine. Her favorite restaurants consist of Denny’s and Chipotle. Her favorite colors are purple, pink, and blue. She enjoys playing sports and is interested in playing football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. Diana favorite subjects in school are reading, writing, and science, however she would like help in math and social studies. Diana would work well with a mentor that understands her passions and is open to trying new experience with her. She would benefit from being match with someone who has experience with various types of behavior. If Diana sounds like a perfect match for you please apply to become her mentor.


Kelly, Age 10 Last Updated March 9, 2017
I would like to introduce you all to Kelly! She is a fun-loving 5th grader who lives in Springfield. She loves the color pink and hopes to be either an architect or a history teacher when she grows up! If she could only eat one thing for rest of her life she would chose a tuna sandwich with spinach from Subway. Her favorite subject in school is history, and her favorite time period is colonial. In her free time she loves drawing and making pottery. Kelly loves Harry Potter; she just finished the series but says the 6th book was her favorite. She would love to play soccer and take ballet lessons. Kelly would benefit from a younger female mentor who will be beneficial in helping her develop her social skills. Would you enjoy making pottery while talking about the colonial era? If so, apply to be Kelly’s mentor today!

Isaac, Age 17 Last Updated March 8, 2017
Meet Isaac! Isaac is located in the Lane County area. His favorite activities are playing video games, watching football and watching movies. His favorite football team is Boise State and likes playing them in video games. Isaac’s favorite food is Chinese and would love to travel and visit China! He really enjoys spending time with his brother but he’s not very talkative. In his free time or vacations away from school, video games are Isaac’s favorite activity. Isaac would like a mentor that enjoys video games, will take him to movies and lunch, and enjoys football and Star Wars. Isaac would greatly benefit from a male mentor who is flexible with transportation.


Erika, Age 12 Last Updated January 19, 2017
Meet Erika! Erika is a talkative 12-year-old living in Eugene in need of a mentor. Erika really likes watching funny movies and likes to hike, but not on super big mountains. But don’t get confused- she is not afraid of adventure; Erika loves roller-coasters and really wants to go bungee jumping someday. Erika is looking for a young mentor to spend one on one time with her and help her with some homework as she moves through middle school. If you think Erika sounds awesome, become her mentor today!

Amelia, Age 11 Last Updated December 28, 2016
Amelia is an 11 year old girl that lives in the Forest Grove, OR area. Amelia is a caring and nurturing girl that would like to become a lawyer one day. She loves being adventurous and spending her days outside within nature. Amelia is looking for a mentor that can help her with peer issues as well a mentor that can assist her into her teen years. Amelia is in need of a mentor who is comfortable with setting boundaries and clear expectations. If Amelia sounds like a great fit for you, please apply to become her mentor today!


Kyle, Age 8 Last Updated December 8, 2016
Meet Kyle!

Kyle is an experiment enthusiast living in the Eugene/Springfield area. Science and math are the subjects he gravitates towards, which explains his interest in tinkering with toy cars. Kyle is a very healthy guy; he is a vegetarian and notes that oranges are his favorite food and he enjoys eating at the Cornbread Café very much. His favorite color used to be blue, but has very recently changed to red. Kyle likes being outside, especially if it involved being around a skate park, but also loves some time at the pool. Kyle needs a mentor that can provide him with one-on-one time and help him explore new interests. If you think Kyle sounds like a perfect mentee, apply today!


Zane, Age 15 Last Updated March 9, 2017
Meet Zane! He considers himself to be very outgoing! Zane is located in the Portland area. His goal is to become a major league baseball or a mechanical engineer. Zane loves the colors red, blue, and purple. His favorite foods are steak, lobster, crab, and vegetables. Zane's favorite restaurants are Tasty & Sons and Kitty Sue's Deli. He enjoys listening to music, his favorite genre is rap. Zane would like extra help with school, specifically in reading and science. His favorite activities during his free time are playing baseball and basketball. Zane also loves watching all comedy movies and reading during his free time. Zane would like to participate in machinist classes in the future. Zane would work best with a mentor who is great at setting clear expectations and boundaries. Zane would also benefit from a mentor that has had an experienced background working with at risk youth and has great patience. Zane would also bond with a mentor that will stay in contact with him for a long time and that is willing to guide him through his transitions in life.

An individual who has an interest in similar activities as Zane would be a great match! If he sounds like a perfect mentee for you, please apply to become Zane’s mentor!


Rachel, Age 8 Last Updated February 15, 2017
Meet Rachel! She’s a very energetic 8-year-old living in Springfield with a passion for pizza. Rachel loves to be outside; digging holes, gardening, and tinkering with new projects are among her favorite activities. When asked what activity she’d like to try with a mentor, Rachel said pottery. A mentor with a lot of high energy who would be able to take Rachel out for hikes and work on her goals would be the best for Rachel. If you think you and Rachel would make a great pair, contact the Mentor Director!

Allister, Age 14 Last Updated August 17, 2015
Meet Allister!

Allister is located in the Beaverton area. When he grows up he aspires to become a veterinarian! His love for animals ties in well with his love for the outdoors! His hobbies include horse back riding, hiking, camping and basically anything else involving being outside! Allister's favorite color is blue and he's a big fan of classic 70s and 80s music mixed with a little rap! Allister also is a big fan of Thai food! A younger mentor who loves dogs, being outdoors and trying new things would be perfect for Allister! He would also benefit from a mentor who has a lot of energy and a good sense of humor. If this sounds like you, apply to be Allister's mentor today!


Emily , Age 15 Last Updated August 17, 2016
Meet Emily!

Emily is 15 years old and lives little outside the Portland area. She loves animals and loves being a country girl! In her spare time she loves to fish, camping and hiking. As much as she loves being in the great outdoors, she loves doing girly activities and getting her nails done. Emily is in need of a strong female role model whom she could learn from and gain inspiration from. Emily would also benefit from a mentor that can support her transitions into young woman. If Emily seems like the right fit for you, please apply to mentor her today!


Stephen, Age 6 Last Updated April 21, 2017
Stephen is a sweet, shy, and active kindergartner in need of a caring mentor who will support him through recent life transitions. Although his least favorite subject is gym, he greatly enjoys swimming, hiking and playing tag. Stephen wants a mentor who will go boating, take day trips to the coast or even Portland. He enjoys watching football, basketball and soccer, but roots for both the ducks and the beavers. He wants to become a police officer, as his hero is Batman. Stephen also enjoys board games, video games, and even arcade games. If Stephen seems like the perfect fit for you, please apply to become his mentor today!


Zander, Age 11 Last Updated March 9, 2017
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Zander! Zander is an 11 year old whose favorite color is green. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. He is an excellent student and his favorite subject is math! In his free time, Zander loves doing most anything if it involves being outside. Among his interests are rafting, hiking, camping, going to the mountains, barbecuing, and walking dogs. When the weather doesn’t allow him to explore outside, he prefers to watch a variety of genres of movies. His favorites are action, comedy, spy movies, and monster movies. He also enjoys reading and his favorite book is Captain Underpants. He also loves sports, especially football. He would love to go to a U of O or OSU game with his mentor. Zander would benefit from a younger male role model who could provide a stable and positive relationship for him. If Zander seems like someone you could see yourself forming a relationship with, apply to be his mentor today!


Edward, Age 8 Last Updated August 17, 2016
Meet Edward!

Edward is 8 years old and lives in the Portland area. Edward is an active young boy that would like to become a police office when he grows up. In his spare time he loves to play any and all sports. His favorite is Soccer! Edward has such an infectious personality. It’s hard not to like him! Edward is looking for a mentor that is willing to support his athletic journey as well as help his explore outdoor activities. If you would like to become his mentor, apply to be his mentor today!


Herman, Age 13 Last Updated March 8, 2017
Meet Herman! He is located in the Lane county area. Herman is a very outgoing young man who enjoys playing basketball and participates in the Special Olympics. His favorite activities consist of riding his bike and playing outdoor games. Herman would work best with an individual who is willing to encourage him to try new things. Herman would like a mentor who is willing to get him out of the house and share in his interests. Herman is described as a sweetheart and needs a mentor that will set boundaries for him. He would work best with a mentor who has experience working with children with special needs. If Herman sounds like a perfect match for you please apply to become his mentor today!


Tonya, Age 10 Last Updated December 29, 2016
Meet Tonya! She lives in Springfield, Oregon. Tonya’s favorite colors are red and purple. She loves playing games, climbing trees, and playing with friends. Her favorite types of movies are about roller skating and skateboarding. Tonya does not love reading and would like help in school with reading, writing and mathematics. She would benefit from a mentor who enjoys reading to her and supporting her academically. Tonya also loves singing and listening to music. She would like a mentor who could help her learn to play the guitar. Tonya would benefit from a younger mentor who is willing to do activities with her and be a lifelong companion.

Marcus, Age 13 Last Updated September 27, 2016
Meet Marcus!

Marcus is a 13 year old boy that lives in Junction City. Marcus loves Nachos, the color purple and loves to write as well! Marcus is in need of a mentor that demonstrates patience and support during Marcus' mentoring experience. Marcus would do well with a mentor who can help him discover his passions and interests and help him gain the confidence he needs to become a successful young man. If you feel Marcus is a great fit for you, please apply to become his mentor today!


Ron, Age 13 Last Updated November 23, 2015
Meet Ron! Ron is located in the Portland area. With a love for music, Ron hopes to be a musician when he grows up! He currently enjoys playing guitar, but would love to get formal lessons to improve his technique. He also wants to learn to play the piano! Ron is also a big fan of football and soccer. His favorite food is orange chicken and rice and he loves all kinds of Asian Cuisine. This outgoing young man would really benefit from a strong, female mentor with an open mind and a love for music as well! If this sounds like you, apply to become Ron's mentor today!

Yolanda, Age 11 Last Updated July 23, 2015
Meet Yolanda! Yolanda is located in the Portland, OR area. She is looking for a mentor that would be able to do fun and “girly” activities with her like shop and paint her nails as well as a mentor that would like to engage in outdoor activities such as hiking and riding a bike. Yolanda loves German Pancakes and her favorite color is green! She loves horror movies and loves to swim! She would benefit from a mentor that could see her regularly and help guide her through her transition into becoming a teen. She would also love to have mentor that has an interest in gymnastics and aerial classes.


Brandy, Age 11 Last Updated December 29, 2016
Brandy is sweet and caring 11 year old girl that lives within the Portland, OR area. Brandy loves to spend her time listening to music, crafting and creating new things with DIY kits. Brandy is in need of a mentor that can help her explore new interests and hobbies. Brandy’s ideal mentor much exhibit patience and encourage Brandy to “think outside the box”. If Brandy seems like a great fit or you, please apply to become her mentor today!


Angie, Age 16 Last Updated December 27, 2016
Angie is a 16 year old girl living within the Gresham, OR area. Angie loves to go go go! Angie loves sports, just as much as she loves to have her girly days. Angie is in need of a mentor that can support her as she transitions out of high school as well as being a support system as she ventures into adulthood. Angie would mostly benefit from a mentor who is open minded, active and is welcoming of the LGBTQ community. If Angie seems like a great fit for you, please apply to become her mentor today!


Tyler, Age 12 Last Updated July 23, 2015
Meet Tyler! Tyler is located in the Portland, OR area. He would love to find a mentor that shares his common interests in video games and video game programming. He is very proud of his intelligence and would like mentor that could also introduce him to other outdoor activities such as bike riding and soccer. Tyler loves to read in his spare time and his favorite color is red. He would benefit from a mentor that could see him regularly and that would help in his transition through young adulthood.


Amanda, Age 11 Last Updated May 11, 2017
Meet Amanda! Amanda is an 11-year-old pizza lover who lives in Eugene. Amanda loves to be outside; whether it’s camping, hiking or volleyball, she would rather be outdoors. Amanda has done different forms of dance in the past, but would really like to work on her drawing and painting skills. Amanda wants an active mentor, who can get out and run around with her. She would excel with someone who can help her zero in on her interests and encourage her for the years to come. If you think Amanda sounds like a great mentee, apply to become her mentor today!

Cara, Age 6 Last Updated March 27, 2017
Meet Cara! Cara is a laid-back 6-year-old living in Springfield, who loves softball. Cara like indoor activities like arts and crafts, but also enjoys outdoor activities like swimming. Cara is at the age when she is starting to explore new activities and interests, so a mentor who could help her discover new pastimes would be ideal! If Cara sounds like a good adventure buddy, become her mentor today!

Alan, Age 13 Last Updated August 6, 2015
Meet Alan! Alan is located in the Lane County area. At 13, Alan is a rambunctious and outspoken young man. He's quite fond of school, especially science and math, and at home he's most happy watching a funny movie or taking a walk outside. When he grows up he sees himself as a police officer. An extrovert at heart, Alan would do well with an older mentor who is willing to give him the sort of advice that will ease his transition as he enters his teens and help him see the world in a mature, adult-oriented manner. With a little guidance, Alan's future is sky high. Help him get there by applying to be his mentor today.


Sara, Age 6 Last Updated January 2, 2017
Meet Sara! Sara is a 6-year-old living in the Eugene/Springfield area, who loves the color pink and eating pancakes! Sara enjoys coloring and painting, but would love to start playing soccer as well. Sara has been taking swim lessons and can ride a bike with training wheels and would like to keep working on these skills. Sara needs a mentor who will help her develop her interests and become an independent worker. A mentor who can encourage Sara, while setting boundaries would be the best for her. Apply to be Sara’s mentor today!

Olivia, Age 11 Last Updated March 9, 2017
Olivia is a 5th grader who lives in Springfield. When she grows up she hopes to be a designer, a stay at home mom, or a foster mom! Her favorite activities are sewing, making pottery, and singing. Her favorite sport is basketball, and her favorite animal is a cat! Olivia’s favorite types of music are pop and rock, but when it comes down to it, she’ll listen to anything besides country. She is a very outgoing girl and can’t wait to be matched with her mentor! If you are intrigued at the thought of sewing with Olivia while singing along to rock music, apply to be her mentor right away!

Jasmine, Age 10 Last Updated December 29, 2016
Jasmine is a fun and adventurous 10 year old girl that lives in the Portland, OR area. Jasmine loves all activities that revolve around the outdoors. Jasmine is her happiest when she can spend time outside trying new activities and meeting new people. Jasmine would love to have a mentor that has a knack for the outdoors and for adventures and can assist her setting personal boundaries. A mentor who is matched with Jasmine will need to be sure to keep up with Jasmines high energy. If you feel you may be a good match for Jasmine, please apply to become her mentor today!


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