Kids Can Do! Mentoring Program
"Don't lead me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."
Kids Can Do! pairs college students with Tacoma youth to serve as mentors, role models, and friends. Our purpose is to expose Tacoma youth to higher education and help them achieve their full potential, while giving Puget Sound students the opportunity to learn from and give back to the community. Unfortunately we are not currently accepting new students for mentoring as we are at capacity.
For interested mentors: There is a 2-4 hours per week obligation of one-on-one time with your assigned mentee. Kids Can Do! engages participants in monthly activities free of cost to mentors and mentees' families, such as trips to Point Defiance Zoo, Seattle Mariners' games, the Tacoma Glass Museum, and the annual Winterfeast gift-giving celebration. Mentors are expected to attend these monthly activities planned by the Kids Can Do! coordinators.
If you are interested in mentoring, download the Mentor Application and submit it via email to the program coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.