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What is a YouthBuild Mentor?

A mentor is an individual who wants to have a positive impact on a young adult’s life. He or she is a trusted person, one who is caring and provides positive solutions and support. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to provide access to people and opportunities outside the mentee’s daily routine and environment.

Mentor responsibilities

  • Attend mentor orientation and training sessions.
  • Make a commitment to mentoring a Project YouthBuild student.
  • Meet in-person with mentee for four (4) hours per month.

Mentor eligibility requirements

  • Must be over 21 years of age
  • Must complete an application
  • Attend a face-to-face interview session
  • Pass criminal record and child abuse registry checks
  • Satisfactory employment and personal reference checks


To sign up to be a Mentor or to learn more send us an email at or give us a call at (352) 225-3307


Become a part of their story–Be a Mentor!