Mentor Application


San Francisco Achievers helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. As an additional resource for our scholars, the mentoring program brings in volunteers to befriend and guide scholars  for at least a period of one year; more time if willing. Through one-on-one sessions, mentors commit to supporting scholars in areas not limited to: career development, academic support, navigational support, familial challenges and other obstacles that they may encounter throughout their college journey.  By becoming a mentor, you expand upon the social network of adults and community members who contribute to helping our scholars thrive.


Mentor Role & Responsibilities 

  • Mentors are willing to share their knowledge, successes, and even how they overcame any failures.
  • Build a fun relationship by participating in shared activities.
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them.
  • Able to provide direct and honest feedback.
  • Incorporate ways to support scholar’s agency and leadership.
  • Respect the opinion and values of our scholars.
  • Be dependable and consistent with your mentee.
  • Must live in the U.S.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age


  • Make at least a one year commitment
  • Schedule one or more meetings per month (in-person or virtual).
  • Attend an initial training session during an academic year.
  • Attend a ‘meet & greet’ before being paired with a mentee. 
  • Commitment to communicating with Student Services Coordinator once a month to check in on the mentee/mentor relationship.
  • Filling out surveys to provide feedback on the SFA Mentorship Program.
  • Mentor Information

  • Briefly explain where you have worked in the past.
  • Do you like outdoor activities? What music do you listen to? Do you play or watch any sports? etc.
  • Mentor Commitment