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Mentor Resources 

To see the Meninak Mentoring brochure describing the 7 Meninak Partner Programs, click here

To see the matrix comparing key characteristics of the 7 Meninak Partner Programs, click here

To see the "Mentor Toolkit" providing a wide range of activities Mentors may work on with their Mentee, click here

 To see the Take Stock In Children video telling about mentoring, click here

Make an Impact Become a Mentor 

Mentors Matter!

·       Mentors help improve a young person’s self-esteem

·       Mentors help keep students in school

·       Mentors help young people set career goals

As a mentor, you not only enrich the life of a child — you enrich yours as well! Help us continue the Meninak mission of “bringing help to where none is available.”

Get Involved Today!

Contact a listed organization in our brochure or contact Meninak at 904-745-3393,

For more information, see the Mentor Matrix showing the characteristics of each organization.  The Mentor Toolkit contains 110 mentoring activities to help get you started.

Mentors Matter 

Meninak is proud to be affiliated with the following mentor programs in Jacksonville:

Big Brothers Big Sisters

(904) 727-9797

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida helps children reach their potential through profession-ally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results, serving in Duval, Baker, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Volusia Counties.

Regardless of race, creed, economic status or family situation, our mission is to provide a mentor for each child in Northeast Florida who needs and wants an adult friend in their lives.

Communities In Schools/Achievers For Life


Achievers For Life is a mentoring program run by CIS and funded by United Way of NE Florida.  It provides sixth-grade, at-risk students at Arlington, Fort Caroline, Matthew Gilbert, Northwestern, Jeb Stuart and Jeff Davis Middle Schools integrated, safety net services for the family and the student. This holistic approach is critical in stabilizing the family so that the child comes to school prepared to learn. Every family and student receives services and guidance from a Family Advocate, a Student Advocate and a caring mentor.

Take Stock in Children


Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program affiliated with Florida State College at Jacksonville that helps low-income children succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates/case managers, tutoring, early intervention and long-term support. TSIC matches children with a mentor for the purpose of promoting high school graduation accompanied by a contract that provides a college scholarship.

Daniel Memorial

(904) 296-1055 x2342

C-CORE (Construction-Coaching Opportunity to Reach Employment)

This mentoring program is designed to assist youth's age 13-18 in preparing for the workforce.  Mentors teach interview, resume and job seeking skills

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation

(904) 359-5437

MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation provides elementary aged children in the program the opportunity to have a relationship with a caring adult (or high school student) who assists them with their homework, participates in mentor mixers and serves as a positive role model weekly.The mission of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation is to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities.

Operation New Hope Ready4Work Life Coach Mentoring Program

(904) 425-6002

Ready4Work is a nationally recognized program assisting ex-offenders with re-entry into the community and workforce, effectively leading participants toward a productive life.  Operating with a four-pronged approach; case management, life-coaching, job training and job placement assistance, Ready4Work motivates and moves individuals to become productive, responsible citizens within the community.  The role of a life coach is that of a confidant, counselor and champion.  A life coach helps build confidence and instill personal accountability/responsibility in people, as well as helps establish boundaries for those seeking assistance.  Ready4Work's Life Coaching program is intended to equip its life coaches witht the skills required to support ex-offenders' efforts for community reintegration.  Ensuring support and success for participants, a life coach woks in concert with the Life Coach Coordinator, as well as other Ready4Work staff.

YMCA Outreach

(904) 265-1824

John E. Ford Elementary YMCA Outreach utilizes volunteer mentors who are matched with a 3rd - 8th grade student for educational assistance, basic life skills and character development activities for one hour per week.

Y Reads! is an after-school reading help initiative for K-2nd grade students behind in their reading levels.  At least 130 students are mentored by trained volunteers using individualized curriculum.




Meninak Mentoring History Video

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