What is a mentor?

A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote time to a young person by offering support, guidance, and encouragement.


Mentors are people that can donate 30 minutes of your time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. In that case, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, and improve their academic and life skills while developing their self-esteem and confidence. With Take Stock in Children in Pasco County, our mentors volunteer with high school students.


Become a Mentor…. the difference you make lasts a lifetime!

You can change a life by volunteering to mentor a student (grades 9-12)

Mentoring is school-based (or virtual!)

We are in need of mentors for individual mentoring and group mentoring!

Why become a mentor?

Our success rate at Take Stock in Children is a result of a comprehensive approach provided by our program. One of the key and proven success factors is the role of the mentor.

They understand that the commitment of becoming a mentor can change a child’s life while helping them grow personally. Wouldn’t you like to have someone think of you as their life-changing, trusted mentor?

Where and when does mentoring occur?

Mentoring is school-based. Individual mentoring is our traditional school-based model with a commitment of 15 or more sessions per year with one student.

Virtual Mentoring can take place through the TSIC App. This allows you to video chat with a mentee on the app once a week. The TSIC App is also how all message communication occurs between mentors and mentees.

Group mentoring is best for mentors who are in need of less commitment, more flexibility, and who want to impact a larger number of students.

To become a mentor or learn more, contact:

Matthew Murphy, TSIC Mentor Coordinator, 813-794-2134