Become a Mentor

  • Here is what we look for in our Mentors.

    Mentors who are:
    •    21 years or older
    •    Responsive to phone &/or email
    •    Caring and tolerant towards difference
    •    Effective communicators and leaders

    A mentor commits to:
    •    spending 2 hours per month connecting with a student (both in person & virtually)
    •    checking in with a student about their academic progress
    •    assisting a student with goal setting and time management
    •    coaching a student through challenges

    As a mentor at IDEA, you will receive:
    •    Volunteer orientation and mentor training
    •    On-going support and materials from IDEA


    Mentors must complete the Dallas ISD Volunteer Registration (about 3 minute time commitment) at which has a 72-hour turn-around for background check.

    If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Reyes, our Community Liaison, by email or by phone (972-794-6809).


Make the Pledge!
Follow the link to take the 
Mentor Match Survey.