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 goal is to provide school-based, direct-to-youth mentoring that will improve life outcomes for vulnerable and disengaged children by developing resilience skills, supporting the development of personal strengths, and increasing self-sufficiency 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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The MN Bowl-a-Thon

November 7th
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Toothpicks and Marshmallows


Ever build with toothpicks and marshmallows? It's a fun project for mentees and mentors to see what they can construct with simple items. However, you can only build as high as the strength of your foundation.

We work to build a strong foundation for the children by mentors, donors, and community members working together to help us. Mentors are like the toothpicks, strong and structurally sound. They help lift the children to new heights. Donors and community members connect the mentors together by providing us with resources to help train, support, and locate new mentors! All of us working together makes a much better world for some very wonderful kids!

How you can help build!

Mentors, just keep showing up consistently. Listen to the kids. Be there for them. That's 99% of what these kids need. Just someone to be there and be their friend.

Donors, thank you for your gifts and support! Please continue to work with us to help build foundations for these youth.

Community members, please reach out to those you know might be good mentors. Everyone knows some great person who might be able to give an hour a week to help a child.

We also have an event that all of you can help with. We are having our first Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, November 7th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Nampa Bowl (485 Caldwell Blvd. Nampa, ID, 83651) Come for the FUN and bowl for the Kids! All proceeds to benefit our local youth involved in The Mentoring Network. You can either bowl and raise funds for your team with pledges from your colleagues, family, and friends. OR, you can sponsor a bowler from the comfort of your own home. Visit us online at: http://themn.myevent.com/

Kid's Quotes


"Because she's really helped me. I like it when she's nice to me and really let me talk about anything and doesn't tell anyone. And I feel really protected with her."

Mentee, grade 3, 3 year in The MN


Summer Day Camp Fun Thanks to 4H
Blazing Hope Youth Family Camp!

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Service Projects

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.

Please take pictures...let us know what you're doing!



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