Mentors, Inc. has provided mentors for students enrolled in Washington, DC's public senior high schools since 1987. The organization was founded by a parent and a principal â Shayne Schneider and Betty Brooks â who recognized the powerful untapped resource that the large pool of highly educated professionals in DC represented for students in the cityâs public schools. While the cityâs professional community is among the most educated and affluent in the United States, its public schools serve many students who are severely limited in family, community and school resources, with little experience with higher education. Mentors, Inc. has been the only citywide, one-on-one mentoring program serving high school aged youth, focused on the relationship itself. More than merely tutors, our mentors are role models; they provide the guidance, support, knowledge, and love our young people need to become successful adults.
Number of Students Served:
82 per year/ 4000
donations from community organizations
Mentors, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring support to public and charter high school students in Washington, DC and improves graduation rates and students' outlook for the future.
Mentors, Inc. works with motivated students to enhance their personal, academic and career development by matching them with adult volunteer mentors in structured 1-1 relationships.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):