Make a difference - become a mentor

Leadership Forward would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteer mentors. Our mentors focus on providing college, career, and community readiness support to high school students in Dallas through one-on-one mentorships, so that our students can make informed decisions and be prepared for life after high school. It is important to us to recruit the best mentors possible who understand the significance of their role and the dedication it takes to be an effective mentor. We expect for our mentors to meet with their students on average twice a month, as well as to make every best effort to attend our community events and workshops with their mentees and their families so that they can further strengthen their relationships. This time investment pays off in dividends for our students and provides a truly rewarding experience for our mentors.

Join our wait list for the 2022-2023 school year!
  • Genuine interest in providing a positive impact on the local community

  • Good listening and communication skills

  • Strong flexibility and patience

  • Mentors meet with students on average twice a month for 30-60 minutes

  • Mentors meet with their student at least once every other month (1 out of every 4 meetings) in-person; the rest may occur virtually

  • Mentors are expected to communicate monthly student progress updates and needs with program staff

  • Mentors will need to complete the following: application; interview; Dallas ISD background check; Leadership Forward's background check and Code of Conduct, and attend training