Valencia Promise


A mentor is a caring, compassionate adult who chooses to devote their time to a young person, offering them support, guidance, and encouragement. If you can donate one hour per week, you can change a life by helping a child build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, improve their academic and life skills, while developing their self-esteem and confidence.

Mentoring sessions range from 45-60 minutes and occur at a school near your home or workplace, during school hours. The days and times of mentoring sessions are arranged between the mentor and mentee depending on their individual schedules and classes. As a result, mentoring is convenient for both students and mentors.

Mentoring is the key to success for Valencia Promise students. Nationwide research shows that if a young person is mentored they are 52 percent less likely to skip school, 46 percent less likely to begin using illegal drugs, and 27 percent less likely to begin drinking alcohol.

More and more people want to have a lasting, profound impact in their community. They understand that the commitment of becoming a mentor can change a child’s life while helping them grow personally. Can you remember adults who paid attention to you; who believed in you; and who guided you during your childhood? These individuals served as mentors. Wouldn’t you like to have someone think of you as their life-changing, trusted mentor?

For more information about the Valencia Promise program, please contact 407-582-3008 or

Student and mentor






Apply to be a Valencia College Take Stock in Children mentor

Donate to the Valencia College Take Stock in Children program
Fill out the online OCPS ADDitions form


To volunteer as a mentor, provide a tax-deductible contribution or to obtain more information about Valencia Promise of Orange County, please contact Orange County Valencia Promise, at

407-582-3008 or


Take Stock in Children

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