Do you know a kid who
Acts out for attention
Doesn’t finish homework/projects
Has a hard time making friends
Thrives with one-on-one attention
Is impacted by incarceration of a loved one
Is living with grandparents
Could use some more support
Just needs someone else to listen?
"Paul has been so good for Jacob and has contributed so much to his growing years. This program really works." -Grandmother of Mentee
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does this cost?
The Mentor Center is a free program offered through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, supported by Partnership Carson City and federal grant money.
How do I know it is safe?
Mentors go through a background check and screening process as well as training and interviews with The Mentor Center before ever being matched.
Will a mentor try to take over?
Mentors are not parent replacements, they are simply a friend to listen, hang out with, and be supportive. Mentoring happens once a week for at least an hour.
Children who are mentored:
46% Less likely to use drugs
27% Less likely to use alcohol
33% Less likely to engage in violence
Likely to skip half as many days of school
Likely to have better relationships with peers and adults
The Mentor Center is Carson City’s original youth mentoring program. It was established in 1999 and currently has nearly 100 active matches in the community.
"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future" -JFK
For more information please contact
Ruth Gordon Mentor Center Director 775-445-3346