The Mentees


The Project Uplift and the Uplift 2 Success Peer Mentoring Programs help to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their true potential. The mentoring program uses adult and peer volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person consistently for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of peers, adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

The Project UPLIFT program strives to:
  • Increase Self-Confidence
  • Improve Resiliency Skills
  • Improve Social Relationships
  • Improve Academic Motivation
  • Increase Attendance in school
  • Decrease Suspensions in school

Why should I be a Mentee? your life out of control? Is your schoolwork progressing as it should? Do you know where you are heading; and the steps you must take to get there?
Mentoring allows you to focus on how you can move forward and overcome social and academic related issues. A mentor can provide guidance, support and space for you to think about your past, present, and future.
Do you want to stand out from the crowd, learn new things about yourself, and work smarter, not harder?  Be a Mentee!


Mentee Benefits
  • Have a support system during your academic, social, and life development
  • Get exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences and learn from others’ experiences
  • Increase your social and academic confidence
  • Become empowered to make decisions
  • Develop your communication, study and personal skills and identify skill gaps
  • Develop appropriate ways for dealing with both personal and academic issues
  • Establish a sense of direction
  • Make new friends across age groups
  • Receive individual recognition, encouragement, and support
  •  Gain the confidence to challenge yourself to go further
  •  Learn to balance school and other responsibilities and set priorities
  • Gain knowledge of social "do's and don'ts"