Become a Mentor

Community Partners of South Florida (CP) aims to link children with caring adults committed to their social and emotional development. The goal of our CP mentoring programs is to help build protective factors, foster a sense of connectedness, and support social-emotional learning through a positive adult mentor/mentee relationship. In these ways, mentoring programs help to build healthy communities and improve the quality of life of children and families.  

Mentored youth have an opportunity to form lasting relationships with significant mentors who provide guidance and support. Participation in a nurturing, stable relationship with an adult in their life increases their protective factors. Our CP mentoring programs are based on Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™. Mentors and mentees meet and participate in supervised, structured activities at school-based sites during traditional, after-school hours: Monday through Friday from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We operate four mentoring programs funded by United Way of Palm Beach County across the School District of Palm Beach County:

Mentoring at Highland Elementary began as a part of a full-service community school initiative in 2009. The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Highland Elementary, the program supports 30 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Lake Worth Middle School, the program supports 12 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

 The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Pioneer Park Elementary, the program supports 20 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?

The mentoring program improves the protective factors for children through a supporting and caring mentor/mentee relationship. Located at Pahokee Elementary, the program supports 12 matches annually.

Who is eligible?

We have volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years and older. Mentors must complete an interview and a Level 2 FBI background check.  The mentor will be supervised, trained, and supported in order to provide an optimal mentoring experience for the child.

How do we get started?