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.

Contact Your Mentor


Summary: A mentor is someone to listen, care, and be there.

"I greatly enjoy having a mentor. It offers me a different perspective on life and helps me see every angle of a situation." -Mentee, 7 years in The MN.

"I love her because she is good to me. She teaches me about birds and hawks and how to draw baby animals. She talks to me and says, "What's wrong?" If I am sad, she helps me. She takes care of me, hugs me, and knows my heart." -Mentee, 3 years in The MN.

"She's someone I can talk to about all my problems. She's just there for me. -Mentee, 8 years in The MN.

"Because she makes me feel like someone actually cares. I don't talk about my feelings but I talk to her about them. And I trust her and I don't like trust anyone." -Mentee, 4 years in The MN.

"I like my mentor because she has helped my so much in the year and the past so I can believe so much in myself" -Mentee, 2 years in The MN.

"I enjoy the company; I love to socialize with others. I loved to be heard. I respect you so much for listening and caring for me, and being there when I had problems." -Mentee, 7 years in The MN.

"Thank you for being so nice to me. I love that you make me feel important." -Mentee, 4 years in The MN.

"I really like how she does not judge me in any way. I feel really comfortable expressing my feelings when I am with her. I love how she is such a big help to me in every way, shape, and form." -Mentee, 5 years in The MN.

"She's been helping me with lots of things that I haven't gotten to in my life, like expressing my feelings. I haven't been doing that a lot and now I can." -Mentee, 1 year in The MN

"Thank you for being my mentor because you make me feel that I'm not alone." -Mentee, 4 years in The MN.

"She helps me through things that I can't get through alone. Thank you for always being there when I needed you and when I needed help, when no one else was there...mostly for being on my side." -Mentee, 7 years in The MN.

"Thank you because you have faith in me and you always help me with my stuff and you don't give up on me." -Mentee, 2 years in The MN.


twitter Facebook


Mentor Tools Counselor Tools Service Projects

Our Donors

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!



Join our e-newsletter
list, click HERE!