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 200 tutor/mentor volunteers, we measured an 95% 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 contact one of our coordinators, listed below! Click here to read our FAQs.

To apply to become a Tutor/Mentor Volunteer please follow this link to our online application Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Application or submit this PDF application via fax or email to one of the coordinators.

Caregivers/Case Managers – to enroll your child in our tutor/mentor program please complete the electronic online application by following this link  Child Application.  Additionally, we will need the Case Manager Consent Form.


Tutor/Mentor Program Contact Information:

Anna Dendy, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 602-819-6745

Jeff Jayne, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 480-536-2240

Nikki Robinson, Tutor/Mentor Coordinator 480-640-6662

Monique Quinones, Tutor/Mentor Program Supervisor 480-665-2751

Fax: 602-492-9729