Make an Impact - Become a Mentor!

WPD Officer has lunch with middle school student
  • Mentors prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. By spending time with students in schools, mentors are making a world of difference in the lives of young people throughout Wichita.


    It's Fun
    Mentoring is fun for both young people and adults. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of in-school activities, including sharing lunch with a student, reading to a student or class, sharing special talents or career interests, tutoring, or just being a good friend who listens.


    It’s Flexible 

    Options for mentoring accommodate the busy schedules of today's volunteers:

    • Volunteer with a group of students or one-to-one
    • Choose the age groups you enjoy
    • Select a school location close to home or work
    • Volunteer for as little as one hour a week


    It Makes the Difference
    Studies show the presence of a positive adult role model in a young person's life:

    • Builds confidence
    • Encourages kids to set and achieve goals
    • Helps young people succeed


Community Mentoring Programs

  • Several nonprofit organizations in the community provide mentoring opportunities to our students in the school setting. For structured mentoring relationships, exploring volunteer opportunities with these organizations is recommended.