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School Based Mentoring

School Based Mentoring helps children build self-confidence, learn positive behaviors, and avoid potential pitfalls, such as drugs and gangs. Mentor Me Petaluma’s vision is that every young person has the consistent adult support needed to reach his/her highest potential and to thrive in school and in life. Our mission is to provide one-on-one adult mentors to youth who need them and to sustain the mentorships over time in a safe and supportive environment for both mentor and mentee. Mentors encourage their mentees to make healthy life choices and open a window to a wider world; they offer advice and a listening ear, helping their mentees when help is most needed.

Accepted to the Portfolio:

Mentor Me Petaluma, September 2013
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, January 2014

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Improved academic performance
  • Improved positive attitude toward school
  • Improved relationship with peers
  • Grade promotion
  • Decreased fighting in school
  • Decreased tardiness
  • Decreased unexcused absences
  • 2-year commitment honored by mentors

Long Term Outcomes

  • Post-secondary education completion
  • Development of healthy familial, social, and professional relationships
  • Successful career attainment
  • Positive civic engagement
  • Youth giving back by serving as an adult volunteer mentor for at-risk youth

Target Population


  • Kindergarten¬† - 12th Grade

Service Area

  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)