Mentor a Child of an Incarcerated Parent


3939 North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 101, Metairie, LA 70002

Volunteer Coordinator

Sherlyn Hughes

Opportunity Types
  • Mentoring
Audience Types
  • Youth (Ages 11-17)
Times Required
  • Weekly


​YOU can make a difference in the life of a child! Louisiana is second in the nation for the most number of people incarcerated per capita and our children are suffering. Mentors in our Mentoring Children of Promise program work one-on-one with at-risk youth to provide extra acceptance, attention, encouragement, guidance and hope.

Details and Requirements

Program: Mentoring Children of Promise

Time Commitment Required: Mentors must commit to mentoring for at least one year, meeting with mentees a minimum of 1-2 hours per week.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18-years-old
  • Must have access to an automobile, auto insurance and a good driving record
  • Must pass a background check

Specific Tasks: Develop a relationship with mentee in the aim of providing support, guidance, friendship, positive interactions and experiences, and opportunities to learn life skills. Work with program staff and mentee's caregiver to build a trusting and dependable relationship.

Helpful Skills: Willing listener, encouraging and supportive, patient and flexible and tolerant and respectful of individual differences.

Training Offered: Thorough training will be provided in the form of orientation and training sessions. Mentor will meet with the Program Manager at least once a month to report on progress.

Fill Out Your Mentoring Application Today!