Thank you for your interest in becoming a Mentor with Eye to Eye!
Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs middle school students with learning and attention differences (like Dyslexia and ADHD) with college and high school students who share similar labels. Our vision is to create a world in which people who learn differently are fully accepted, valued, and respected by themselves and others.
In order to serve as an Eye to Eye Mentor, you will need to fill out the following questions. These questions help us gather the necessary information to support your school's chapter and the mentees we serve. In alignment with all our program participants, we will be asking you to fill out a volunteer agreement form and for your commitment to support the program for the remaining school year, approximately 10 art rooms.
Mentors meet weekly with mentees in a small group setting where together they complete a series of fun art-based project from a curriculum that is proven to help students value their unique minds, build self-esteem, and develop essential social-emotional skills for success in school and life.
We understand this year brings a new set of challenges. We will do all we can to be as flexible and adaptable as possible but our goal is that we will be doing in-person mentoring at your chapter's designated art room location.
To become an Eye to Eye Mentor, you must:Have one or more learning or attention difference such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, or other processing, executive functioning, or language, math, or reading-based differences;
Be between the ages of 16 and 26 years old;
Be currently be enrolled as a student at a high school, college, or university that is apart of an Eye to Eye Chapter;
Complete this Mentor Application Form and Mentor Agreement;
Pass a criminal history background check;
Complete the online Mentor Training
All Eye to Eye Mentors commits to:
Serve as a Mentor for the second semester
Attend all Eye to Eye weekly art rooms and events (typically 1 to 2 hours per week);
Adhere to all program policies and be a positive role model for young people;
Be dependable and notify your chapter leaders if unable to attend an art room or event;
Help recruit additional Mentors and Mentees to grow the Eye to Eye program.