Children Needing Mentors

The following articles describe children for whom we are currently seeking mentors. To protect the children from negative attention, we have changed the photos and names of the children.


Thomas, Age 14 Last Updated April 24, 2019
Meet Thomas! Thomas is a 14 year old who loves technology and drama class! He lives in Eugene, is very social, and loves spending time with his friends. If he had to choose one meal to eat every day for the rest of his life, he would be forced to choose between chicken nuggets, hamburgers, mac and cheese, and pb&j sandwiches. Thomas loves working with his hands; he loves to play with Legos and build things. He enjoys drawing and doing anything crafty. Thomas enjoys being outside especially while hiking, camping, bike riding, walking dogs, and trips to the snow! Would you enjoy going on a hike and then out for hamburgers with Thomas? If so, apply to be his mentor right away!


Brandon, Age 11 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Meet Brandon! Brandon is an ice cream loving machine living in the Portland area. When you first meet him, he is very shy and quiet, but then after talking to him for a little bit, he will talk about anything and everything. Brandon is an active kid and who wants to partake in more activities like parkour, ice skating, and learn archery. When he grows up, Brandon wants to protect and serve by becoming a police officer. When he is not being active, he likes to read, especially Harry Potter! Brandon would benefit from a mentor who is super active and wanting to participate in extreme sports and loves to try new sports, is a great listener, with the occasional ice cream stop! If you want to get to know Brandon, apply to be his mentor today!


Timothy, Age 13 Last Updated April 24, 2019
Meet Timothy! He is a thirteen year old boy in the Eugene area. He loves the outdoors and his favorite activities include hiking, fishing, and swimming — with his mentor, he wants to try camping in a tent. When Timothy’s inside, he plays chess and video games like Minecraft. In school, he loves science (which sparked his love for sci-fi movies) and wants to be an architect when he grows up! Timothy is looking for a mentor who is energetic and talkative just like him, as well as helpful. If he sounds like a match for you, apply to be his mentor today!

Eddie, Age 11 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Eddie is an active 11 year old living in the Springfield area. He loves playing basketball, swimming and bike riding. Eddie also loves snow and really wants to learn how to snowboard. He would like a mentor who he could go to sporting events with, play laser tag and go out to eat Italian food with. He loves History but struggles in math and would really like it if his mentor could help him out in that area. Eddie loves the nature and getting outdoors. He would really like a mentor who can big like a big brother to him -- going on adventure and teaching him new things!


Dean, Age 17 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Dean is 17 and lives in the Eugene area. He really enjoys school and there isn’t any subject that he can’t find interesting. He’s not really into sports preferring to read or play video games. Dean is a voracious reader and would like a mentor who loves books too. Dean is more on the shy side and it will take him a little while to open up, but should you choose to mentor him you’ll find that he is an inquisitive young man who loves to learn!


Michael, Age 6 Last Updated March 29, 2018
Meet Michael! An eccentric and curious kid living in the Washington County area. Michael loves to build and create things out of just about everything, especially Legos and also loves everything science related. His favorite books are Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, although he does have a hard time reading, it is something he is working hard on getting better at. When Michael grows up, he wants to be a mechanical engineer. His love for being outside while riding his bike, wanting to learn how to play football, and learning how to roller blade and ice skate matches his outgoing personality and his love of learning. Michael would benefit from a mentor who is as outgoing as he is and can show him some cool science experiments and help him explore new interests. If this sounds like you, apply to be Michael's mentor today!

Grant, Age 15 Last Updated June 9, 2017
Grant is a 15 year old boy in the Eugene area, who loves mechanics, cars, computers, as well as playing video games. However, he is looking for a more active who has more free time to go bike riding, and fishing. He is rather introverted. Grant is hoping to find a male mentor with the same interests, who can also introduce him to and participate in hands on and outdoor activities, which are abundant in the Eugene area where he lives. Grant would do best with a mentor who can grasp and respect his boundaries, but also offers the attention and support needed to help positively guide Grant and allow him to thrive in all aspects of life.

Brock, Age 12 Last Updated April 30, 2019
Meet Brock! He is a twelve year old boy in the Eugene area. Brock is very active and enjoys playing sports such as basketball, soccer, and football. His favorite team is Golden State Warriors. He plays tag quite often with his friends, and likes being on his scooter and doing parkour. When he gets older, he wants to be a professional scooterer. Brock enjoys youtube videos and wants to learn how to edit videos so he can make an intro video. In school, Brock enjoys PE, math, recess, and lunch. His favorite place to eat is Dairy Queen! Brock wants a mentor who will help him with homework in math and reading, but will also be active outside with him. If Brock is someone you can see yourself mentoring, apply to be his mentor today!

Drew, Age 14 Last Updated April 22, 2019
Meet Drew! He is a 14 year old living in north Eugene. Drew loves playing basketball and his favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors and the Blazers. When Drew gets older, he wants to be a police officer, navy seal, or basketball player. He has plenty of animals at home including a hermit crab, dog, cat, and birds. Drew wants a mentor who will play sports, watch comedy movies, and connect with him. If this sounds like you, apply to be a mentor today!

Taylor, Age 12 Last Updated April 30, 2019
Taylor is a 12 year old boy in the Springfield area. Taylor has a young, playful spirit! He enjoys being in the outdoors, camping, hiking, skateboarding and swimming. He loves superheros and wants to be a cop someday. Taylor has plenty of favorite foods such as pineapple pizza, chicken, and mashed potatoes. He is very active in sports and plays football and basketball. Taylor wants a mentor who will throw a football around with him outside, and someone who will take him fishing! If this sounds like you, apply to be his mentor today!

Sawyer, Age 8 Last Updated September 28, 2018
Sawyer is 8 years old and lives in Eugene. He loves playing basketball, football and soccer. His two favorite teams are the Ducks and the Broncos! Sawyer loves to be physically active and his favorite class at school is PE and he is most proud of the fact that he is athletic. He has a little trouble with science and would like a mentor who can help him with his homework. Sawyer would also like to learn how to the play the piano. He wishes it would snow more because he really enjoys playing in it! If you think that you could be a great mentor for Sawyer get in touch today!


Mallory, Age 13 Last Updated April 30, 2019
Mallory is an animal loving 13-year-old who lives in Springfield. She is extremely resourceful and can make a craft out of just about anything. She likes to make new animals out of origami and loves to go horseback riding. When Mallory gets older she would love to be a vet, but for now, she would love to learn more about cooking and sewing. Mallory would benefit the most from a mentor who can nurture her broad interests and spend quality one-on-one time with her. If you think Mallory sounds like a blast, apply to become her mentor today!

Derrick, Age 13 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Derrick is 13 years old and lives in the Eugene area. Derrick absolutely loves art but has some troubles with math. He would love to have a mentor who can help him with homework. Derrick really enjoys being out in nature and going out to swim. He would love to go rock climbing and would really like to learn how to ride a bike. His favorite movies are the Chucky movies, and he’s a huge fan of horror movies in general . Derrick likes to read would like a mentor who will go to the library with him to explore new books as well as go rollerskating with him. If you’re active and artistic, mentoring Derrick will be a real treat!


Lamont, Age 6 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Lamont is 6 years old and lives in the Eugene area. He is a sweet child who loves watching baseball, basketball, football and hockey and would like to try to play each one. Lamont loves animals and has an infectious laugh, which he lets rip when he’s playing at the park (especially the swings!) Lamont likes to go rock collecting loves board games like Battleship, Candyland, Old Maid and Clue. He really enjoys a lot of different kinds of food but don’t try to give him any tomatoes! Lamont is full of imagination and would like to be an astronaut when he gets older. If you love board games, going to park and learning new things, you’d be the perfect mentor for Lamont!


Doug, Age 13 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Doug is 13 years old and lives in the Eugene area. He loves musicals and anime and really loves to draw too! He’s not sure what he would like to do when he grows up and describes himself as shy. Doug would prefer to have a female mentor with whom he can be more comfortable and work on artistic projects together and explore the outdoors with. Doug is quiet and reserved when you meet him but the more you hang out the more you see the bright light of his personality shine through! If you love art and animals you’d be a perfect mentor for Doug!


Garrett, Age 11 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Meet Garrett! Garrett is a 11-year-old football loving, natural athlete who lives in the Springfield area. Garrett loves to do anything active, but would love to eventually get on a dirt bike. He describes himself as being outgoing and would really like to improve his skills on both the keyboard and guitar. Garrett really needs a mentor who will help him get out and about, but also help him focus on school. If you think that Garrett sounds like a great kid to mentor, contact us today!


Aaron, Age 10 Last Updated June 5, 2018
We would like to introduce to you Aaron! He is a spunky, fun loving kid living in Multnomah County! Aaron loves to try so many different things, but he absolutely loves to build things, especially with Legos. Aaron also loves anything to do with animals and is sad when they are treated poorly, which is why when he grows up, he wants to start an animal rescue business or be a vet! He also loves anything to do with board games and being crafty, pretty much if he can create something, he is into it! Aaron not only likes to do indoor activities, he also likes to explore the outdoors and participate in outdoor activities such as swimming, mini golf, sports, and Geocaching. This very fun kid would benefit from a mentor who enjoys being outdoors and exploring new things, but also would like to participate in calm indoor settings as well. If this sounds like you, and you want to get to know him more, apply to be Aaron's mentor today!

Ignacio, Age 12 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Ignacio is a spunky and passionate 12 year old living in the Eugene area! He is currently involved in pathfinders, a boy scout group, that shows off his outdoorsy and adventurous side. His least favorite subject in school is math, but loves ancient Greece and social studies. He would love to accompany his mentor at a Eugene Emerald's game, and also enjoys to play football, soccer, and basketball. Ignacio would love to rock climb, camp, and go fishing with his mentor! His favorite restaurant is empire buffet. He is aspiring to become an architect when he grows up. Another one of his favorite hobby is to play video games!If Ignacio sounds like a youth you want to mentor, apply to be involved today!


Asher, Age 13 Last Updated July 25, 2017
Asher is an energetic 13 year-old, who loves the outdoors, is living in the Washington County area. He wants to learn and play all sports, especially flag football and soccer, then go on hikes, nature trails, and the zoo. Along with being outdoors, he enjoys the occasional indoor activities such as board games and writing comics. He also wants to be an astrophysicist when he grows up! Ashten would benefit from a mentor who it outgoing, encouraging, and open to trying new things! If you also love adventures and pizza, apply to be his mentor today!

Easton, Age 6 Last Updated April 30, 2019
Meet Easton! He is a six year old preschooler in the Springfield area. He likes art and having someone to read books with him! His favorite types of shows are cartoons and spy movies. He wants to be a cop when he gets older! He interested in doing some fun activities outside the home such as the Adventure Museum and Science Factory. Ethan wants a mentor who will help him learn to tie his shoes, teach him to swim, and do creative art projects with! If this sounds like you, apply to be Ethan’s mentor today!

Greg, Age 13 Last Updated March 29, 2018
Meet Greg! A super awesome kid who has the best manners and sense of humor you could ever meet living in Multnomah County. Greg loves music and would love to go to more music festivals, concerts or even go see local musicians. He is an outgoing kid who wants to learn more about fixing cars, computers and anything mechanical he can get his hands on. He is really into playing indoor games like playing video games and board games like Monopoly, Uno and Sorry. Greg's favorite foods include, chinese, taco, has a huge sweet tooth and is altogether a huge lover of food. Greg needs a mentor who can give him one on one attention, honest, energetic, positive and all around fun person to be around. If Greg sounds like the kind of kid you would love to mentor, apply to be his mentor today!

Quinton, Age 11 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Quinton is 11 years old and lives in the Eugene area. His favorite team in the Seahawks and he is gearing up to be able to play tackle football. Quinton really likes action movies and really likes to read too - his favorite books are Diary of Wimpy Kid and R.L. Stine books. Quinton really likes being outdoors and loves to play any game that includes running. Quinton would love to learn how to play the piano and learn how to do a back flip! He’s never been to Get Air and would love to go and would also like to go to the arcade with his mentor. Quinton is smart, funny, inquisitive and curious - a great mentee for any mentor!


Bryan , Age 5 Last Updated May 9, 2019
Meet Bryan! He is five years old and located in the southern Lane County area. Bryan loves science and many outdoor activities including walking dogs, hiking, camping, and many other activities. He loves to read and enjoys cartoons. Bryan wants to be a fire chief when he grows up and would also like to learn how to play guitar. He loves all animals, especially cheetahs and dogs. Bryan loves to be outside so a mentor who also enjoys the outdoors who can be active would be a great fit!


Chase, Age 10 Last Updated April 22, 2019
Meet Chase! He is a ten year old boy living in Springfield. He is very kind hearted and has a love for animals. Chase has three cats and a fish at home, and wants to be a vet when he gets older. He enjoys everything outside and is a bit of a wilderness boy. He likes camping, fishing, climbing trees, and building things. He really wants to try kayaking! At school, his favorite subject is art and he does crafts and paintings while on school vacation. Chase plays football and soccer, and multiple musical instruments. His favorite movies and books are the Captain Underpants series.

Chase needs a mentor who enjoys being active and will take him fishing and biking. If this sounds like you, apply to be a mentor today!


Corbin, Age 8 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Corbin is 8 years old and lives in the Eugene area. He really likes math and art in school and enjoys watching the Ducks or the Giants play. Corbin is sweet and little quiet at first, but once you start talking about video games he can get really chatty! He would really like to go to gaming area at the mall. He’s learning how to play the drums and would like to enjoy that with his mentor as well. Corbin likes being outdoors, and would like to go on hikes with his mentor. Corbin’s family has a lot of pets so being an animal lover is a must!


Louis, Age 11 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Louis is 11 years old and lives in the Eugene area. Louis loves science but finds reading difficult. He is a fun-loving kid who loves to ride bike ramps, floating down the river and getting into water balloon fights. Louis really enjoys school and prefers school time to being on breaks. He really enjoys all kinds of movies (except scary!) and enjoys reading too. Louis really wants to learn karate and would like a mentor who will go on outdoor adventures with him, help him with homework, and go riding bikes. If you think you would be a good mentor for Louis get in touch today!


Allister, Age 17 Last Updated November 28, 2017
Meet Allister!

Allister is located in the Beaverton area. When he grows up he aspires to become a veterinarian! His love for animals ties in well with his love for the outdoors! His hobbies include horse back riding, hiking, camping and basically anything else involving being outside! Allister's favorite color is blue and he's a big fan of classic 70s and 80s music mixed with a little rap! Allister also is a big fan of Thai food! A younger mentor who loves dogs, being outdoors and trying new things would be perfect for Allister! He would also benefit from a mentor who has a lot of energy and a good sense of humor. If this sounds like you, apply to be Allister's mentor today!


Quincy, Age 18 Last Updated April 22, 2019
Meet Quincy! He is an 18 year old, senior in high school living in Junction City. He loves being outdoors to go running, or playing soccer and baseball. He enjoys nature and being in open spaces. His creativity shows by his interests in watching musicals, playing the guitar, and doing role playing games with his friends. He watches action movies and his hero is James Bond. Quincy wants to be a police officer when he gets older and to travel the world to places such as Ukraine and London. He wants a mentor who can help him expand on his social skills. Quincy needs a mentor who is open to trying new activities, has a creative edge, and will encourage him on a positive path. If you think you could be a great mentor for Quincy, apply to become a mentor today!

Beatrice, Age 13 Last Updated April 30, 2019
Meet Beatrice! Beatrice is 13 years old and lives in Springfield, Oregon. Some of her favorite subjects in school are robotics, social studies, and language arts. Beatrice enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, swimming and hiking. Beatrice is an animal lover, she has five dogs and one cat and her favorite animal is a dolphin. When Beatrice grows up, she wants to be a beautician. She also would love to be fluent in Spanish one day. Beatrice's loves to relax and play board games but she also enjoys dance and gymnastics. Her favorite foods are spicy foods and Mexican food. Beatrice would love a mentor who can go ice skating with her and bake with her! if these are activities that you enjoy too, apply to be Beatrice's mentor!

Riley, Age 9 Last Updated May 2, 2019
Meet Riley! Riley is a 3rd grader in the Cottage Grove area who loves to play baseball and enjoys science. She enjoys playing board games and running around outside. Riley loves gymnastics and wants to be able to do a backbend. She also would like to fly a kite. Her favorite animal is a cheetah and her favorite holiday is Christmas. Riley needs a mentor who will be patient and caring. She can be a bit shy so someone who can wait and help Riley come out of her shell would be great! Riley would like a younger female mentor. Become her mentor today!

George, Age 12 Last Updated March 1, 2019
This is George. He is 12 years old, lives in the Springfield area and loves skateboarding. Besides his aspirations to become a professional skateboarder when he gets older, George also enjoys reading and playing/watching baseball. He has been playing for two years and his favorite position on the field is first base. Although George’s favorite team is the Yankees, he’s never been to a Eugene Emeralds game and would really like to go some day. George needs a mentor who will give him individualized time and attention, while working on breaking him out of his shell and boosting his confidence. If you think you could be a great mentor for George, apply to become his mentor today!


Harrison, Age 10 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Meet Harrison! Harrison is a 10-year-old who aspires to be a police officer someday. He lives in Springfield and can’t get enough of riding his bike. Harrison loves to be active, spending time outdoors and working on anything with wheels. A male mentor who can provide Harrison with a strong role model would be very beneficial for his confidence. If you believe you could be a support system for Harrison, apply to be his mentor today!


Danny, Age 14 Last Updated March 1, 2019
Danny is 14 Years old and lives in the Eugene area. His favorite subject in school is science and he especially loves marine biology. He would like to be a marine biologist when he grows up. Danny really enjoys swimming and exploring the outdoors as well as more calm activities like reading. He really enjoys all kinds of the food, but loves homemade food the best. Danny would really benefit from a mentor who would help him to not be afraid of trying new things and wants someone to enjoy new experiences with. If you’re an animal lover and enjoy the outdoors, Danny may be the perfect mentee for you!


Bella, Age 6 Last Updated May 2, 2019
Bella is an outgoing six year old who lives in Cottage Grove. She loves math and gymnastics and wants to be a pediatrician when she grows up. She wants to learn how to play the piano and trumpet. She likes to play kickball with her friends and loves to go to the beach! She plays soccer and does gymnastics and is trying to learn how to do back and front flips. Other activities she enjoys is riding horses, swimming, and reading books. Bella would like a mentor who is younger and outgoing. She wants to be able to do makeup together. She needs a female mentor who is compassionate and understanding. If this sounds like the perfect fit, become Bella's mentor today!

Zakeriah, Age 9 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Zakeriah is 9 years old and lives in the Eugene area. While shy when you first meet. he opens up quickly to reveal himself to be a gifted and bubbly soul! He loves playing sports and going swimming, a plus if you have a skateboard! Zakeriah not only enjoys going on adventures, he a foodie in the making loving sushi, Mongolian and fondue. Zakeriah would love a mentor who can teach him how to play guitar and make cool alterations to his clothes. You should also love to laugh because Zakeriah loves comedies! If you think you could be a good fit for Zakeriah get in touch today!


Shia, Age 12 Last Updated September 28, 2018
Shia is 12 years old and lives in Eugene. He absolutely LOVES football, both playing and watching. Shia enjoys getting pizza and really likes to eat at IHOP and Sharis’. While he really enjoys getting out and being active, he’s also has fun playing board games like Yahtzee and Sorry! His favorite books are Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, and he enjoys horror movies. Shia would really like to visit the Sea Lion Caves too! If he could get a mentor that can teach him how to play the guitar, then even better!


Olsen, Age 10 Last Updated September 28, 2018
Olsen is 10 years old and lives in Eugene. He absolutely loves to go fishing (he even has his own tackle box and several rods!). Olsen really enjoys the outdoors and is down to go on hikes, float down the river, and really loves swimming and camping. He really wants to try dirt biking and archery! Chinese food is his favorite kind, but he’ll never say no to Dickie Jo’s! He’s a real animal lover and would like a mentor who has pets. If you love outdoor adventures and sports, you could be the perfect mentor for Olsen!


Rachel, Age 10 Last Updated April 22, 2019
Meet Rachel! She’s a very energetic 10 year-old living in Springfield with a passion for pizza. Rachel loves to be outside; digging holes, gardening, and tinkering with new projects are among her favorite activities. When asked what activity she’d like to try with a mentor, Rachel said pottery. A mentor with a lot of high energy who would be able to take Rachel out for hikes and work on her goals would be the best for Rachel. If you think you and Rachel would make a great pair, contact the Mentor Director!