Mentor/Tutor Program

Mentoring/Tutoring Portal

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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, Kenny Cross, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator at 480-721-5347, or Laura Pahules, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator at 480-295-6963.

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  az4children.jeff@gmail.com

Kenny Cross, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 480-721-5347  az4children.kenny@gmail.com

Laura Pahules, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 480-295-6963 az4children.laura@gmail.com

Fax: 602-492-9729