Arizonans for Children offers a free tutor/mentor for any child in the custody of the state. We place qualified, background checked and highly trained tutor/mentors with a child for a period of at least one year.
Tutor/Mentors work on a variety of projects with ‘their mentee’ during their assignment, depending on the needs assessed by Caregivers and Case Managers. Whether it is educational, emotional or life skill training, our tutor/mentors spend at least two hours each week assisting their child in developing these skills.
We are proud to say that last year with over 400 tutor/mentor volunteers, we measured an 85% improvement in the grades of the children in our program. Additionally, we observed a rise in self-esteem and none of our children ran away while matched with a caring adult mentor.
We believe the matching of an adult mentor with a child who has suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment makes an enormous difference in their feelings of trust, acceptance and hope. A child who realizes that their Tutor/Mentor is doing this for no other reason except to help, seems to thrive with the attention they receive. This is such a practical way to make a difference in a child’s life and introduce them to a world they would never be able to experience.
For the Tutor/Mentor Volunteer the rewards are incredible. A testament to this is how many couples and family members come to volunteer after hearing how amazing this gift of time is received.
For more information on the Tutor/Mentor program, please call Jeff Jayne, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator at 480-826-9262, Laura Pahules, Executive Director at 480-295-6963, or Tim Lidster, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator at 480-291-3193.
Volunteers - To apply to become a Tutor/Mentor Volunteer please follow this link to our online application Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Application.
Foster Parents/Group Home Staff/Case Managers – to enroll your child in our tutor/mentor program please complete the electronic online application by following this link Child Application and Child Interest Survey. Additionally, we will need the Case Manager Consent Form.
Tutor/Mentor Program Contact Information:
Jeff Jayne, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 480-826-9262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Pahules, Executive Director 480-295-6963 email@example.com
Tim Lidster, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 480-291-3193 firstname.lastname@example.org