Questions About Mentor’s Interests
  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Your favorite subject in school?
  3. Which subject do you find the most challenging?
  4. Would you like to work on school related projects during your mentoring time?
  5. Do you have a favorite sports team?
  6. Do you like to participate in sports?  Which ones? Basketball, baseball, football, badmitton, tennis, racquetball, bowling, golf, volleyball, walking, running, dogeball, skateboarding, ice skating, ice hockey, roller skating?
  7. What outdoor activities would you like to try or participate in? Rafting, hiking, inner tubing, horseback riding, camping, the beach, the mountains, snow trips, day trips, fishing, bike rides, walking dogs, boating, skipping rocks, building things, eating outdoors, barbecuing?
  8. What indoor activties do you enjoy or are willing to try? Board games, card games, reading, chess, checkers, drawing, painting, cooking, baking, swimming, watching a movie, playing video games, arts and crafts?
  9. Favorite type of food? Chinese, Mexican, burgers and milkshakes, Thai, Indian, American, barbecue, cook your own?
  10. What are some of your favorite restaurants? McDonalds, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Taco Time, Burger King, A & W, Olive Garden, Chili’s, Sonic, pizza, Mongolian grill, salad bar, home cooked meals?
  11. How do you like or would like to express yourself? Painting, drawing, music, being silly, jokes, storytelling, jewelry, dancing, making faces, other?
  12. What makes you laugh? Movies, jokes, pets, people doing silly things?
  13. What types of movies do you like? Action, drama, cartoons, comedy, spy movies, monster movies, scary movies, musicals, music videos, extreme sports, other?
  14. Do you like to read?  What is your favorite  book or author?
  15. What do you like to do with your friends?
  16. If you had a free day, where would you go and what would you do?
  17. How do you spend your vacations or summers?
  18. What is one place you would like to visit or visit again?
  19. What do you work hard to do?
  20. What are you most proud of?
  21. How would you describe yourself?
  22. Who helps you when you have a problem?
  23. Do you have a hero?
  24. What do you like to talk about?
  25. What do you want to do when you grow up?
  26. What is your favorite indoor game?
  27. What is your favorite outdoor game?
  28. Do you like to sing or Dance?
  29. Is there something you would like to learn about? Or take lessons?
  30. Do you play a musical instrument?
  31. How do you like to celebrate Holidays?
  32. What is your favorite Holiday?  Why?
  33. Which animals do you have?
  34. Which animals do you like or would like to have?
  35. Which is your least favorite chore?
  36. What is your favorite chore?
  37. What is your favorite thing about where you live?
  38. What is the most challenging thing about where you live?
  39. If you had three wishes, what would they be?
  40. What makes you sad?
  41. What embarrasses you?
  42. What would you like your mentee/mentor to know about you?
  43. What is the best thing that has happened to you?

Questions for adults:

  1. Why are you interested in becoming a mentor?
  2. What does  “being a mentor” mean to you?
  3. Do you connect better with boys or girls?  Why do you feel this is a better match for you?
  4. What age group best suites you?
  5. Did you have good mentors/role models when you were younger?  What activities did the two of you do together?
  6. Are there any behaviors you would find especially challenging to deal with?
  7. How would someone just meeting you describe you?
  8. How would your oldest friend describe you?
  9. Do you have  a specific skill that you would be willing to teach or educate and older group of teens, these would be considered Independent Living Skills; banking, car care, study skills, applications, interviewing, job skills, resumes, apartment hunting and housing, daily living
  10. Are you interested in adoption or possibly being a foster parent?