Community-Based Mentoring

Looking to make a long-lasting difference in the life of a child?

Community-Based Mentoring is a one-to-one mentoring program designed to build a trusting relationship between a child and mentor.  We ask that you spend a few hours a month with a child incorporating them into your everyday life, broadening their experiences and bringing a little inspiration into their lives.  This program can be customized to meet your specific availability and the options for how to spend time with a child are endless!

Community Based Couples Matches - Are you interested in the unique opportunity of mentoring as a couple? The Couples Match Program is perfect for any married couple, but particularly for the younger married couples or the "empty nesters" with grown children. Both must be 19 years of age or older. Both must be a high school graduate or hold a GED. Both must have lived in the area for at least 1 year and be able to make a minimum 12 month commitment to the mentoring relationship. Both must have a valid driver's license & current automobile insurance. Neither may have been convicted of a felony, child abuse or neglect. Both must not have received a DUI in the last 3 years or more than one in a lifetime.

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Eligibility:

Mentor Eligibility: Must be at least 17 years old.  You may not have a child enrolled in our program. You must have access to an automobile or reliable transportation and you cannot be undergoing current treatment for substance abuse. All mentors are subject to a thorough screening process.

Mentee Eligibility: Must be at least 5 years old. Reside in the Town of Menasha, City of Menasha, Town of Neenah, City of Neenah, or attend school within the Neenah and Menasha Joint School Districts.

Please consider becoming a mentor - it is easy - it is simple - it is rewarding!  For more information please call Best Friends at 729-5600.