Become a Mentor

Students in the academic middle from low-income communities are often left to their own devices. With little guidance and access to opportunities, they may not be able to reach their full potential alone.

You can give back through mentoring to support these students in becoming self-actualized, resilient leaders.

Mentoring Requirements:

  • Meet with your mentee twice a month either on your own time, or at a Spark event
  • Speak with your mentee once a week by phone or video chat
  • Attend bi-monthly trainings with our team of youth development professionals
  • Commit to supporting your mentee for at least one year



“Spark has helped in my mentoring relationship by providing a detailed structure for building a meaningful relationship with Laila, providing incentives to keep her motivated beyond my own means, and creating activities that expose her to a wealth of resources that she didn’t know were available to help her attend college, such as application fee waivers, SAT prep courses, etc.”

– Dominic, Spark mentor