Become a Mentor

Connecticut’s need for mentors has never been greater. As many as 1 in 3 young people in our state could benefit from having a mentor.

An effective mentor is a good listener, trustworthy, caring, responsible and positive.

Sound like you? Fill out the form below to sign up and our team will quickly connect you with a program in your area that meets your needs. Virtual and in-person opportunities are available.

Stories of Mentoring

Mentoring changes lives! Hear from mentors and mentees about the power of mentoring.

Learn the Benefits

Young people benefit from mentoring in so many ways. They graduate from high school and go on to college at a higher rate, are less likely to misuse substances, and more likely to volunteer in their communities.  

Did you know how rewarding mentoring can be for the mentor as well? 

Many Mentors Report that Mentoring Helped them:


Gain new skills that can help them in the workplace.


Get a fresh take on life from an entirely new perspective.


Grow and learn about themselves.


Have better relationships with their own children.

Our Commitment

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership connects prospective mentors to programs that have high standards of quality and success. We work with dozens of programs across the state, delivering the latest training and resources in a rapidly evolving field. But the most important part is you. Caring adults are the engine that drives mentoring.  

If you’re not quite sure if you’re ready to sign up, and need some more information, contact Mark Washington at

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is a proud affiliate of MENTOR.

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership builds statewide capacity to prevent underage drinking and substance use and builds strategic alliances to promote the overall well-being of Connecticut’s future workforce.