Youth Mentoring
in Madison WI

In the face of adversity,
students will prevail.


Our Mission

Mentors interact with school, community, and families in order to strengthen the support network for students facing adversity.

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If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, please complete the online application.

Youth Coaching
Even coaches need coaches. Intentional Mentoring involves all mentors in continuous coaching, both peer to peer and facilitator to mentor, so that there is ongoing support and a sense of community for each mentoring relationship at every level of the organization.

Community Collaboration
Intentional Mentoring was built with the Madison community in mind. This allows the program to effectively create the time and space for school, home, and community members to come together in support of each mentee. With this multi-level support system, mentees gain the confidence and skills required to overcome adversity and reach their potential.

Lasting Connection
The matching process plays an important function in the success of any mentoring relationship. Intentional Mentoring maintains a human matching coordinator who connects mentors and mentees who share similar interests and values. This ensures that the mentor-mentee relationship is supported by a firm foundation and provides the space for learning and growth.

Hear more about Intentional Mentoring Madison and why we need you!

What Madison Youths have to say about being mentees

“I get to have someone to help me with classes and someone to talk to who won’t judge me.” Bella (Mentee)

One to One Youth Mentoring Madison

Becoming a mentor all begins with the click of a button. Once a potential mentor completes the application, the pairing coordinator gets in touch to schedule an informal interview. After the informal interview is complete and the reference and background checks are being cleared, the mentor works with their mentor coach to complete some initial training. When everything is processed and a match is found, the pairing coordinator reconnects to set-up a pairing meeting with the student, family, mentor and coordinator. Following that pairing meeting, the mentor begins to meet with the student and continues check-ins with their coach!

Become a Mentor


“I love being that person that my mentee can come to and express his feelings without him being scared of any judgement.”

Dom Harvey (Mentor)

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