Mentor Application

The Mentor Program for San Francisco Achievers aims to empower African American young men to make positive life choices through activities that enable them to maximize their personal and academic potential. Mentors provide general guidance, support, and encouragement through one-on-one sessions that are focused on areas that include academic support, career development and familiar faces to connect with throughout the college journey. The mentor program’s goal is to reduce the feeling of isolation, help provide additional support to the college scholars and answer questions about personal experiences in college and throughout life. We aim to increase college retention rates and graduation rates among African American young men, which still remain lower than most of other subgroups of students.

    Be dependable and consistent with your mentee
  • Meet with your mentee for a minimum of 2 sessions per month throughout the academic
    year in person, via phone, or through video chat.
  • Agree to meet with your assigned mentees for a minimum of one academic year
  • Provide general guidance, encouragement, and support to promote personal and social
    responsibility in the mentee
  • Attend essential orientations and training sessions scheduled by San Francisco
  • Maintain confidentiality with mentee’s information, except for information shared with the
    program manager, teachers, and/or parents which the scholar has agreed to share
  • Maintain an encouraging attitude
  • Attend mentor/mentee group outings and recognition events
  • Maintain ongoing contact with San Francisco Achievers



  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Have the ability to care about youth in a nonjudgmental manner
  • For the protection of our students, mentors may be asked to agree to a background check if the student is under 18 years of age.


Thank you for your interest in mentoring with San Francisco Achievers!

Please complete the form below. Upon receipt of your application, San Francisco Achievers staff will review your application and contact you to discuss your interests and our current opportunities.
Please expect this to take 1-2 weeks depending on the time of year.

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  • 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