Become A Mentor

Bender Mentoring Initiative

The Bender Mentoring Initiative, in partnership with Partners for Youth with Disabilities, is looking for Mentors to provide one-on-one mentoring.

Who Can Be a Mentor?

Adults 18 or older who want to help a young person with a disability prepare for the next stage of their life by building strong relationships and helping to teach important life skills.

Benefits for Mentor

  • Enhance leadership skills.
  • Create community connections.
  • Increase problem solving skills.
  • Grow communication skills.

Benefits for Mentee

  • Enhance relationship building skills.
  • Explore opportunities for success.
  • Grow communication skills.

The Matching

A mentee will be 11-17 years old who has a physical or nonapparent disability, and is looking to build life skills and a relationship with a strong role model who will provide those skills.


Requires a commitment of 4-6 hours a month in person or virtual for one year.

Next Steps

If you are interested in being a Mentor or Mentee, please complete the Intake form below.

Mentor Form

Mentee Form

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