• About Mentoring

    Mentors are the heart of our organization. We could not function without the support and investment of our mentors. Mentor-advocates help to identify their mentee’s potential and find ways to tap into that potential for growth. Mentors also take on the role of advocates by ensuring that their mentee is receiving the services needed at school and taking advantage of other community supports.  Blue Ribbon needs more mentors to invest in the lives of students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro!

    Contact the Office of Equity & Engagement at chccsequity@gmail.com to learn more about becoming a mentor.

      Mentor Responsibilities

      • Mentor Responsibilities

        ** Mentors must be at least 21 years old. All mentors must pass a screening interview, criminal background check, and driving history check.

        • Spend 2 hours per week one-on-one with your mentee
        • Perform additional advocacy activities as needed
        • Work with your mentee for a minimum of 1 year
        • Attend pre-service and ongoing training
        • Stay in regular contact with program staff

        If you have any questions about your application or about becoming a mentor, please feel free to contact the Office of Equity & Engagement at chccsequity@gmail.com.

      Signing Up

      • Signing up is as easy as 1-2-3!

        If you are ready to begin the exciting journey of becoming a Blue Ribbon Mentor, please start by filling out the online application below. We will contact you with more details once your application has been submitted.

        1. Complete an Online Application.
        2. Schedule a time for a screening interview with the office of Equity and Inclusion.
        3. Attend our new mentor training (2 sessions). These fun and interactive sessions will prepare you to be a great mentor!

      Mentoring Resources

      • From arts camps to leadership opportunities, Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate provides exceptional resources for mentees, mentors, and parents. Our programs aim to expose our members to the academic, social, and cultural resources they need to chart a successful and fulfilling course in life.

        Enrichment Funds Requests

        • Parents, mentors, or Office of Equity & Engagement staff members may submit requests for funds. Students may submit information as well, but only in conjunction with an adult sponsor.
        • Requests are reviewed by Office of Equity & Engagement staff, and responses are usually provided within 1-2 weeks.
        • Funds are for use by students actively participating in BRMA programming.
        • Funds are used to fund “enrichment” needs such as summer camp tuition, lesson/class fees, sport participation fees, or for the purchase of equipment for sports, music, arts or other activity participation.
        • $250 per year per student.

        Use this form to request funds


        Travel Permission Forms

        Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocates have permission to take their mentees on regular outings within the Triangle area. However, if you’re going on a longer trip, you can use this form to get written permission from your mentee’s parent.

        Once the form is complete, please give a copy to the parent and a copy to the office of Equity & Engagement.

        Travel Permission Form - English

        Travel Permission Form - Spanish


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