What is Academic Mentoring?

A trusted caring adult spends time with their mentee using Be A Mentor’s Virtual Mentoring Platform.

Volunteer mentors focus on goal setting, homework help, and career exploration. While there may be a focus on homework help in the meetings, these sessions are more than just tutoring. Mentees form a personal relationship with their mentor to build resilience, social engagement, and a support network.

Virtual mentoring removes barriers of distance, requires no commute time, and can offer a flexible schedule.


Are you a parent or guardian of a youth between the ages of 7 and 24? Would you like more support both academically and personally for them?

Academic Mentoring gives young people accountability, support, and self-confidence at no cost. This is especially important right now, when so many youth are struggling due to the ongoing pandemic.

Academic Mentors are a diverse group of volunteers representing a vast array of occupations and experiences.

Each mentor completes a background check prior to being available for parents/guardians to match with their child.

The meetings will focus on academic support in one or more areas (depending on your child’s needs, and the skills of the mentor). The Academic Mentor will also spend time supporting the youth in a mentoring capacity, through listening and prioritizing what is important to the mentee in their life, and setting both academic and personal goals.

Want more information? Read the FAQ or testimonials!

Do you want to sign up for Academic Mentoring for your child?


Are you from a school or youth-serving agency and would like to partner with Be A Mentor to bring mentoring to the youth you work with? Fill out this form.

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