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You can change the course of a young person’s life by investing about an hour a week of your time and holding a simple belief in his/her potential.

Mentors are trained by and work in partnership with 10,000 Degrees staff to give students the guidance and support they need to pursue their college dreams.

Our mentors:

  • Encourage their mentees to pursue their dreams!
  • Provide unwavering care, support and understanding
  • Connect by phone or in-person once a week
  • Expose their mentees to new experiences and perspectives
  • Help them develop time management skills
  • Read college and scholarship essays
  • Act as resource guides
  • Believe in their amazing students!
“As a single mother, I worried about providing for my children. With the 10,000 Degrees mentor program, I can see that my daughter is in great hands, and we have so much hope for her future as a college student.” ~ Rosio P.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact:

Megan Topping

Megan Topping
External Affairs Manager
Phone: 415.451.4018
Email: mtopping (at) 10000degrees.org