The Mentoring Network

The Mentoring Network, Inc. serves five rural school districts (Nampa, Caldwell, Parma, Homedale, Vallivue) offering school-based mentoring to at-risk students, grades 1st-8th.

The goals of the mentoring program are to improve at-risk students' attendance, grades, and behaviors through friendship building with responsible, caring adults (18yrs. and older) who meet with their student one hour, once a week, on the school grounds, during the school year.

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A beautiful autumn harvest is happening all around us. Farms and gardens enjoy the fruit of their labors. What started with a seed in the early spring has become a bountiful yield of nutritious and sustaining fruits and vegetables. In the same way, mentors plant seeds in the hearts of the youth they work with. Life lessons in honesty, trust, faith, and hope are planted by example as you spend time with a child. Sometimes growth seems slow and we get frustrated. Like the seeds planted in the spring, one must wait for the appointed timing before fruit appears. Be patient. Showing up and being yourself-just being a friend-is the environment needed to help make a difference. The seed in their heart is growing...fruit will come.

Kid's Quotes


"Helps me mentally. Changed the way I look at things and the way I look at myself. Thank you for everything. You changed my thinking about myself and I don't look on the negative side of things now. I only look for the Positive." Mentee, grade 12, in The MN 1 year


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One of our mentor/mentee pairs painted a cheery poster picture of a spring day that said 'Spring Brings Brighter Days' for a senior through CCOA.

Looking for a project to do with your mentee? Click HERE to sign up or let us know any great ways you've thought of to give back.

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