Secondary School Mentoring

Mentors meet with students one-on-one during the school day to provide student-centered, relationship-based support.

APIE Mentor Program Update 

Last Updated: July 12, 2023

Austin Partners in Education’s (APIE) mission is to provide college and career readiness support through individualized academic and mentoring programs to prepare students for success. The APIE Mentor Program is available at all participating AISD middle and high school campuses. We no longer manage elementary school mentoring (please read below to learn more about this).

Interested in Elementary School Mentoring?

As APIE transitioned away from elementary school mentoring during the 2019-2020 school year, AISD’s Mentor Coordinator, David Torres, began managing elementary school mentors. In the 2023-24 school year, David will connect new and returning mentors with elementary school campuses. Like AISD’s school-based volunteers, APIE will continue to process the background checks for AISD’s elementary school mentors.

If you are interested in mentoring an elementary school student, please review the list of organizations that provide elementary school mentoring services and follow their instructions to sign up. If you have questions about this, please contact David Torres at

Reasons to Mentor

Mentors are caring, trusted adults who help young people strengthen their social and emotional skills, build self-confidence, achieve goals, explore opportunities, and expand their web of support.

Research from the Mentoring Center shows mentoring positively impacts students by:

  • helping them deal with day-to-day challenges.

  • improving their academic outcomes.

  • reducing the engagement in high-risk behaviors like substance abuse.   

What we look for in a mentor

Mentors commit to building a healthy, supportive relationship with their mentees by consistently showing up for them once a week throughout the school year.

Mentors need to:

  • Express Empathy and Acceptance.
  • Support and Empower their Mentee.
  • Be Reliable and Consistent.

때때로 고등학교가 얼마나 힘들 었는지 기억할 수 있기 때문에 제 학생을 옹호하고 격려의 원천이되는 것은 성취감이 있습니다. 그의 업적을 축하하고 그의 노력이 엄청난 기회를 창출하는 데 도움이되었음을 상기시킬 수있는 것도 큰 영향을 미쳤습니다. 그의 지성과 직업 윤리를 긍정 할 수있는 것을 좋아하고, 시즌마다 그의 자신감이 커지는 것을 볼 수 있습니다!

샘 D.

나는 그녀가 듣고 있기 때문에 멘토와 이야기하는 것을 좋아합니다. 다른 사람은 그렇게하지 않습니다.

미구엘 H.

나는 변화를 일으킬 사람이 될 것이라고 생각하면서 멘토링에 뛰어 들었습니다. 나는 곧 문을 열고 삶의 지평을 넓힐뿐만 아니라 나를 웃게 만들고 매주 점심을 나누는 사람이 내주의 하이라이트 인 새로운 사람이 있다는 것을 알게되었습니다.

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What to Expect as a Mentor

  • Mentors need to complete a background check every new school year and update their mentor registration profile.
  • New mentors must attend a 90-minute orientation to learn best practices on mentoring adolescent youth and important policies to follow.
  • Afterwards, APIE introduces mentors to the campus-based mentor coordinator. The coordinator pairs mentors with students and schedules the mentor sessions.
  • Mentors need to log mentor sessions each week. This encourages reflection, helps mentors prepare for the next session, and provide valuable information for the program.
  • Mentors have access to support from APIE and the AISD campus they serve. Resources and training opportunities will be provided throughout the school year.

멘토링을 지원하는 이유는 무엇입니까?

귀하의 선물은 더 많은 Austin ISD 학생들과 지원 네트워크의 일부가 될 수있는 돌보는 성인을 연결하는 데 도움이됩니다. 연구에 따르면 모든 학령기 아동은 일관된 멘토링 관계를 통해 사회적, 정서적, 학문적으로 혜택을받을 수 있습니다.

참여 캠퍼스

APIE Mentors can volunteer at any participating AISD middle or high school. To learn more about these schools, visit

AISD 초등학교

APIE no longer offers the mentor program at AISD elementary campuses. You can find elementary school mentoring opportunities on AISD’s Mentoring Network page 여기.

AISD 학생들은 멘토를 찾고 있습니다

중, 고등학교 학생들에게지도와 지원을 제공하는 데 관심이 있습니까? 그렇다면 APIE 멘토 등록을 고려하십시오! 중학교와 고등학교에서는 멘토가 필요합니다. 일부 캠퍼스에는 대기자 명단이 있습니다. 매주 30 ~ 45 분만 시간을내어 학생들이 학교에서 그리고 그 이후로 성공할 수 있도록 도와줍니다. 어렸을 때 필요한 사람이 되십시오!

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Austin Partners in Education will be closed beginning Friday, December 22 and ending Friday, January 5. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 8. All emails, phone calls, and volunteer background check applications will be completed upon our return. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Happy Holidays!

Austin Partners in Education cerrará comenzando el viernes 22 de diciembre y hasta el viernes 5 de enero. Volveremos al horario comercial normal el lunes 8 de enero. Todos los correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas y solicitudes de verificación de antecedentes de voluntarios se completarán a nuestro regreso. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. ¡Felices Fiestas!