Academy 4 is a leadership mentoring program for 4th graders, and is 

an easy way to make a real impact - even if you have a lot on your plate. 

All it takes is...


The following steps are necessary to become an Academy 4 Mentor: 

• Complete the online Mentor Registration form

• Complete background checks as required by the school and Academy 4.

• Complete Academy 4 Child Safety Training and School Orientation.

Academy 4 mentors commit to 90 minutes one Friday per month during the school day. These Fridays are pre-determined by Academy 4 and can be found on the Locations page of the school where you mentor. While we understand you might not be able to attend every Academy 4 Friday, the program is most successful and you can have the biggest impact on the student by attending consistently. If you know you will miss more than twice, we ask that you consider being a substitute mentor for a mentor who is unable to attend.

There are also other non-mentoring volunteer positions at each school. Check with the Site Coordinator of your school for available positions.

Mentoring a student is one of the most significant things you can do with your time and influence.  As an Academy 4 mentor, you will have the opportunity to make a huge impact with a small commitment of time each month.

Mentoring is beneficial both for the student and the mentor!

As you consider becoming a mentor, the following characteristics are important to being a great mentor:

  • A sincere desire to be involved in the life of a young person

  • Active Listener

  • Empathetic

  • Encouraging

  • Flexible and open to new ideas

Complete the Volunteer RegistrationYou will then be contacted by your site coordinator to complete your background check and child safety training.

We provide you with:

• Training

• Easy to follow mentoring curriculum

• Fun activities to enjoy with your 4th grader