Mentor With Us

You can inspire the next generation.

Become a mentor for youth at C4K.

Being a mentor is rewarding.

Gain a Family
Be a Leader
Find Fulfillment
Expand Your Knowledge

Our mentors are a diverse, dynamic group of volunteers who provide local youth with a supportive, encouraging atmosphere where they can learn and grow together.

Every mentor has an impact.

Every C4K mentor—no matter the career or background—can contribute unique skills and knowledge. We place our mentors where we feel they would have the greatest impact, whether in a 1:1 or group setting.

Every mentor learns and grows.

As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to learn while collaborating with youth members. You’ll get access to community workshops and Clubhouse resources. You may even discover a new skill or interest while mentoring!

1:1 Mentoring

Get matched with one of our youth members and work on exciting STEAM projects together.

Group Mentoring

Create and explore alongside our youth members in our Clubhouse.

Mentoring FAQ

Why should I become a mentor?

Mentors create a positive impact on the lives of local youth. Through meaningful engagement with student interests, mentoring encourages both  personal and professional growth and social and economic development.

Would I be a good mentor?

Successful mentors are curious with an openness to learning together. It is essential to have a genuine interest in working with youth.C4K provides mentors with training, support, and access to learning tools. Mentors just need to bring curiosity and excitement.

Who mentors at C4K?

We currently work with over a hundred volunteer mentors—UVA students, UVA faculty and staff, local software engineers, scientists, designers, teachers, parents of youth, retirees, business-owners—a truly diverse cross-section of our community.

How do I become a mentor?

First, we ask that you fill-out our member application. Pending approval, all volunteers will complete a background check and participate in an initial two-hour training session. Orientations are held at C4K’s Clubhouse on the first Thursday of every month from 6pm – 8pm.

Take the first step to becoming a mentor today.

Connect with Us.

Reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Tricia Howell: