What is mentoring?

Simply put, mentoring is an additional source of support in a child’s life. Mentors have a unique role in the life of a child, helping them dream big and reach their goals.

Mentoring happens in two ways:

Formal Mentoring: 

happens in a structured program where volunteers are carefully screened, selected and trained to mentor young people in a one-on-one or group setting.

Everyday Mentoring: 

happens when community members – parents, teachers, crossing guards, neighbors, librarians, etc. – recognize that they can make a mentoring difference for young people already in their lives. Everyday Mentors look for ways to build better relationships with youth and leverage opportunities to be more “mentor-like” in their community.


We're hosting our biennial Magic of Mentoring event on Tuesday, October 26th at Heinz Field.  Click here for more information on event details, sponsorship, silent auction and more.  We'll have a virtual event option, too, so everyone can join us as we celebrate mentoring in our community.  Cheers to the Magic of Mentoring!