We encourage you to utilize this list of Youth Mentor Programs in the Greater Houston area. If you’re a youth mentoring organization and a youth doesn’t fit in your program refer them to one of the over 80 youth mentoring programs that exist. Looking Lets work together Greater Houston.
This list is divided up by Nonprofits & Social Enterprises, School Districts and Colleges.
NONPROFITS & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Our mission is to provide near-peer mentorship for underserved high school and college students to help them matriculate to college, graduate from college, and enter the workforce.
As a BTH mentor, you will provide invaluable advice and support to academically motivated Houston area high school students from under-resourced families.
Over 2.7 million children nationwide currently have at least one parent incarcerated while it is estimated that over 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives. The resultant trauma, disruption, shame and stigma associated with parental incarceration combines to create adverse childhood experiences. We seek to offer these young people a safe place to go afterschool, academic support, mentoring and inspiration
We give refugee youth the tools necessary to navigate American society, reach their academic potential and become community leaders.
The Mentoring Program works with all Dynamo Academy student-athletes starting in 8th grade (including post-graduates) to create an individualized road map and comprehensive plan for college placement.
To lead and teach troubled teens and young adults to persevere through adversity.
The First Tee of Greater Houston is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in the Greater Houston area by providing learning facilities and educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
A non-profit 501c3 organization that focuses on leadership development for youth and young adults by exposing them to life skills, image building, career preparation, and healthy habits.
Empowering current and former foster youth to become successful productive adults
We are a Houston based Christian non-profit organization, focused on providing safe pathways for the underserved youth of North Spring Branch.
We will provide academic support, personal growth and development resources, internships, job placement, etc. We offer a personal touch through our mentorship program, which we will provide for every student.
iEducate works with school districts to close the achievement gaps by engaging youth mentors within the classroom model
O.P.T. YOUTH (Out. Proud. Together.) is a one-to-one mentoring program providing services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth in the Houston Metropolitan area. This is a program that matches interested youth with adults in a collaborative process, with a specific focus on middle and high school aged LGBT students.
reVision works to break the cycle of isolation among the most profoundly disconnected youth, most of whom are caught up in the juvenile justice system.
By connecting one kid at a time to caring adults, positive peers and a program that works, we offer disconnected youth the opportunity to revision hopeful pathways.
From 6th to 8th grade, the LEAD character curriculum is facilitated once a week during the academic year by LEAD trainers and volunteer mentors.
PACE is an acronym for Proper self-image, Academics, Character and Employment. PACE works with youth between 10 – 17 years of age and their families, to encourage positive attributes and help prevent delinquent behavior which leads to incarceration.
mentors get to know their youth well enough to help them address academic and social issues as well. This program uses large-group, small-group, and one-on-one time to build the relationships necessary for lasting change. Topics for this program include studies on the biblical view of family dynamics, gender roles, and Christ-centered relationships – all in an effort to prepare our youth for a satisfying and successful walk with Christ.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.
The PEARLS Mentoring Program is designed to empower females from 11-30 years old in a variety of discussions, activities, and more over a 9-month period.
Young men come together for Real Talk about Real Issues in the ONYX Mentoring Program. The men in this program engage in community service, workshops, discussions, and much more through mentoring and coaching.
MentorMatchMe.Org is an online platform created with the purpose of matching mentors with mentees within the Muslim community.
our mission is to “teach youth how to win in life against all odds”
We offer Empowerment and Leadership Trainings to high schools, universities, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Our programs focus on enhancing professionalism, leadership, and soft skills. We connect our students with the best educational and career opportunities.
Individual and group mentoring programs are operated in four target neighborhoods: the East End, Denver Harbor, Hiram Clarke and Gulfton. Youth are paired with volunteer adult mentors who facilitate sessions that include educational and recreational activities, life skills instruction, field trips, and guest speakers.
Reinforcing Houston is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that partners with the community to educate and empower at-risk teens and young adults.
To engage children in the joy and power of reading and writing.
TAPS Academy is an 11-week program primarily designed for at-risk youth where students partner with mentor officers to discuss issues including bullying, anger management, avoidance of gang life, drug usage and conflict management, as well as other youth and law enforcement-focused topics.
Our mission as a faith-based community youth mentoring program is to combine valuable life skills curriculum with barrier- breaking group interactions, positively influencing and empowering the youth of Richmond, Rosenberg and our surrounding communities; so that these youth can expect more from their lives, other than what is being offered to them in the streets.
We seek to enrich the lives of economically disadvantaged children and youth through sports instruction in a Christian values-based setting.
The Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) is a career-focused mentoring program for youth with disabilities involved, or at-risk of becoming involved, with the juvenile justice system.
Mentoring of first generation college-going students by college-degree professionals through electronic means.
SOCIAL GROUP COMBINES TEENS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES WITH POSITIVE PEER ROLE MODEL TEEN VOLUNTEERS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS AND SERVICE GROUPS
Engages veterans and survivors to inspire young adults to live with character, develops their leadership skills, and activates them to serve their communities in honor of fallen heroes.
We are a non-religious 501(c)(3) organization integrating adult mentors into public school classrooms to build strong inter-generational relationships grounded in objective truths that build 21st century job skills in students and empower future generations to excel in their personal, academic and work lives.
Our youth mentoring program helps youth build healthy self-esteem, to pursue fulfilling and self-sufficient lives, and become mentors to other youth in the program.
ACE is an after school program that introduces high school students to careers in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines.Student teams work directly with professionals from the A-E-C industry to design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices. The program runs from October to April and meets at one of eight locations around Houston.
Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower adults 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America’s most vulnerable children
Students and Mentors Achieving Readiness Together (SMART) is a Saturday morning mentorship program for 4th-9th grade students to get an early start on developing strong leadership and communication skills. Students are assigned hands-on projects in topics such as public speaking, storytelling, and civic engagement.
TheraGood Deeds mission is to provide a mentorship and outreach program for our future achievers, with guidance and support; to inspire them to become successful individuals within their personal lives, families, and communities.
TheraGood Deeds currently serves the Houston area disadvantaged communities such as Third Ward, Kashmere Gardens and Garden Villas.
Embrace Your Future (EYF) is a comprehensive academic advising and college counseling program for at-risk high school students, especially low income students, underserved minorities and students who are the first generation to attend university. EYF works with students and families to empower them with the tools they need to be confident college-bound students.
To provide emergency shelter, counseling and life changing services to abused and neglected youth.
A unique opportunity exists in Humble ISD for specialized volunteers willing to commit to an ongoing, school-based relationship with one child who would benefit from having a special friend. These volunteers, known as Mentors, work with school staff to schedule time (usually 30 - 45 minutes per week) to meet with their student.
SpringBoard mentors in Spring Branch ISD assist students in grades 3-12 by offering guidance, encouragement and support.
The CFISD Mentor Program is a cooperative effort of volunteers from businesses, faith-based and/or non-profit organizations, the community and the school district designed to encourage students (elementary through high school) to finish school and focus on future education and career goals.
Collaborative Communities recruits volunteer mentors to meet with students from all grade levels for 30-60 minutes once a week during the school day.
Become a LCISD L.A.M.P. MENTOR! Mentors serve as positive role models and motivate students to become their best.
ISD Mentoring Mission Milby has a new program, Mission Opportunity, designed to help freshmen at Milby High School be successful. Our case manager focuses on making sure the students are passing and attending school, so they can graduate and become responsible adults. In addition the students are paired up with a mentor.
YET is a school based mentoring program in which dedicated parents and individuals from the community, businesses, and local organizations will invest their time to empower Alvin ISD students to pursue the school and life goals that they have not achieved YET.
RISE Mentoring is a school-based program in which committed, caring adults from the community help students rise above obstacles and succeed in school and life.
Project Mentor pairs community members with CISD students for one-on-one mentoring during lunch one day a week.
The BCISD Mentoring Program is designed to provide mentors for selected students who desperately need individualized attention in order to succeed to their full potential. By providing a positive, one-on-one relationship with an adult role model, just one hour a week, the district has seen mentored children having more positive feelings about themselves, their classmates, and the value of education.
The Bay City Independent School District is committed to the district-wide effort to keep these children from becoming dropout statistics.
The mission of the Puente Program is to increase the number of educationally underserved students
Long-term mentoring program through the A&M club where volunteers meet disadvantaged third grade students and mentor them through their high school graduation.
The Baylor Mentor Network is an online platform, with a setup anyone who has used social media will recognize, that connects mentors and mentees. Alumni are signing up to serve as both long-term and short-term mentors, eager to share what they’ve learned throughout their careers, just like alumni before them shared with them.
The Society of Eagle Mentors (SEM) seeks to provide support and guidance to students by encouraging successful completion of program goals and beyond. Through an established network of HCC faculty, staff, and student mentors, participants will have relevant and essential opportunities that will enhance the overall learning experience.
Achievement through Mentorship strives to increase the number of underrepresented minority students and women earning undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields through team-based, high school mentoring. Rice University students studying STEM and related fields serve as mentors for small teams of high school students.
Each summer, 50 outstanding rising seniors from South Texas high schools are selected, along with eight teacher mentors, to participate in Doc Prep, a week-long academic enrichment program at Baylor College of Medicine.