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 4, 2018
Meet Thomas! Thomas is a 14 year old who loves technology and drama class! He 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!


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!


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!

Simon, Age 6 Last Updated February 23, 2018
Simon is a sweet 6-year-old living in the Springfield area. He loves pizza, basketball, football and, most of all, PJ Masks! Simon’s hero is Catboy and he when he grows up he wants to be superhero just like him. He really needs a mentor who can keep up, because Simon is a very active boy! Simon would really like to have a mentor who can teach him the guitar and how to do flips on the trampoline. If you’re up to being Simon’s mentor get in touch today!

Daniel, Age 12 Last Updated April 18, 2018
Daniel is a 12 year old boy from Springfield, Oregon. He is an adventurous individual who enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, camping and fishing. Daniel is active in boy scouts, soccer and flag football. He enjoys his free time by watching sci-fi and mystery movies, and reading books like Harry Potter and Goosebumps. Daniel loves spending time with friends by playing Pirates of The Caribbean board games, going to the park and having sleepovers. He hopes to learn skills like sewing, making costumes, wishes to indoor skydive and go to Comic-Con. Daniel wants his future mentor to know that he is emotionally strong, doesn’t hold grudges, loves to think outside the box and wants to have a close relationship with his mentor.


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.

Rachel, Age 8 Last Updated February 15, 2017
Meet Rachel! She’s a very energetic 8-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!

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!


Carlos, Age 14 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Meet Carlos! Carlos is a 14 year old located in the Eugene area. Carlos is not picky when it comes to food, and his favorite restaurants are Arby's and Taliscos. He enjoys school, particularly science, but struggles with the writing aspects of language arts. He would love a mentor that wants to work on homework with him, as well as go out to hike or ride bikes. He loves video games. He's also musically talented and plays the trumpet. If Carlos sounds like a great match for you please apply to become his mentor today!


Erika, Age 12 Last Updated June 2, 2017
Meet Erika! Erika is a talkative 12-year-old living in Eugene in need of a mentor. Erika really likes watching funny movies and likes to hike, but not on super big mountains. But don’t get confused- she is not afraid of adventure; Erika loves roller-coasters and really wants to go bungee jumping someday. Erika is looking for a young mentor to spend one on one time with her and help her with some homework as she moves through middle school. If you think Erika sounds awesome, become her mentor today!

Trevor, Age 11 Last Updated February 23, 2018
Trevor is a sports-loving 11-year-old living in the Springfield area. He enjoys basketball, football, baseball - you name it! He loves riding his skateboard and hopes to one day do it professionally. Trevor enjoys pizza (naturally) and action movies. He would really like a mentor with he can go on adventures with - whether to park to play basketball or to the coast to splash in the waves! If you think you could have an awesome time mentoring Trevor, apply to be a volunteer today!


Anthony, Age 7 Last Updated September 28, 2018
Anthony is 7 years old and lives in Eugene. He really looks up to his big brothers, who are his heroes. He really enjoys the simpler things in life -- playing in the park, going for walks, playing catch and the like! He just really loves being outdoors. Anthony needs a mentor with whom he can have new experiences and help him with his homework. He is a precocious child with a fun-loving upbeat attitude and he is always ready for adventure!


Herman, Age 13 Last Updated March 8, 2017
Meet Herman! He is located in the Lane county area. Herman is a very outgoing young man who enjoys playing basketball and participates in the Special Olympics. His favorite activities consist of riding his bike and playing outdoor games. Herman would work best with an individual who is willing to encourage him to try new things. Herman would like a mentor who is willing to get him out of the house and share in his interests. Herman is described as a sweetheart and needs a mentor that will set boundaries for him. He would work best with a mentor who has experience working with children with special needs. If Herman sounds like a perfect match for you please apply to become his mentor today!


Ian, Age 9 Last Updated March 1, 2018
Ian is 9 years old and lives in the Eugene Area. He loves playing and watching all sports, so he needs a mentor with a competitive streak. He’ll eat almost anything, but make sure no mustard makes it on to his burger! Ian loves superhero movies too. He wants to be either a basketball player or a teacher when he grows up. Ian loves to talk and is very outgoing, so a mentor who can engage him in that way would be wonderful!


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!

Chase, Age 12 Last Updated July 25, 2017
Meet Chase! Chase is a quiet but kind boy living in the Portland area. He enjoys being outside, participating in soccer, basketball and even enjoys ice skating! He also loves animals, his favorites including cats, dogs, tigers, and lions. His favorite color is red and favorite food, like all kids, is pizza! Chase loves action movies and playing Candyland and Monopoly. Chase needs a good role model who can take him to do enjoyable things and help him find some great hobbies! Chase would love someone who is friendly, likes frozen yogurt and fun adventures! If this sounds like you, apply to be a mentor for Chase today!

Lauren, Age 8 Last Updated November 13, 2017
Calling all future mentors! Meet Lauren! She is an 8 year-old girl, living in Washington County, with a personality of gold! Lauren is very intelligent and loves to learn new things, whether that's a new activity to try out or learning facts from books. Her real passion at the moment is learning ballet and tap. When she grows up, Lauren wants to become a professional ballerina. In fact, one of the things she is most proud of about herself is her ability to dance. And when she tells stories, you will be highly entertained by her charismatic and theatrical way of telling it. She wants to participate in many different activities which includes going to the beach, learning to bake and cook, and she wants to go to the animal shelter. A mentor who is a good listener, imaginative, silly, and active would be the perfect match for Lauren!

If this sounds like you, apply to be her 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!

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!

Zander, Age 11 Last Updated June 2, 2017
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Zander! Zander is an 11 year old whose favorite color is green. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. He is an excellent student and his favorite subject is math! In his free time, Zander loves doing most anything if it involves being outside. Among his interests are rafting, hiking, camping, going to the mountains, barbecuing, and walking dogs. When the weather doesn’t allow him to explore outside, he prefers to watch a variety of genres of movies. His favorites are action, comedy, spy movies, and monster movies. He also enjoys reading and his favorite book is Captain Underpants. He also loves sports, especially football. He would love to go to a U of O or OSU game with his mentor. Zander would benefit from a younger male role model who could provide a stable and positive relationship for him. If Zander seems like someone you could see yourself forming a relationship with, apply to be his mentor today!

George, Age 11 Last Updated April 4, 2018
This is George. He is 11 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!


David, Age 9 Last Updated July 25, 2017
Meet David! He’s a 9-year-old living in the Eugene area who loves cats. His favorite colors are red, blue and black and he is extremely polite. David likes to go camping and build stuff, but he doesn’t get many opportunities to go and be outdoors. David would greatly benefit from a consistent, motivated male mentor who is flexible between doing activities indoor and outdoor. If David sounds like a great mentee to you, become a mentor today!

Emily , Age 10 Last Updated June 15, 2017
Meet Emily! Emily loves math and aspires to become a math teacher when she gets older! She also loves to spend time outdoors. She would love a mentor that could take her fishing, horseback riding, or a day trip to the coast. She loves wolves and loves to read fiction books about wolves. When asked about her favorite food she said “Cheese pizza!” Her favorite types of movies include, dramas, cartoons, comedy, scary movies, musicals, and music videos! If Emily seems like a youth you would like to mentor, apply to become a mentor today!

Bianca, Age 5 Last Updated November 21, 2017
Meet Bianca! An amazing and charismatic 5 year old living in the Washington County area! At first, Bianca is very shy, but the more you are around her, the more talkative she is and loves to share with you. She absolutely loves learning new things, and with all of the knowledge she accumulates, she has decided that she wants to help people, by becoming a police officer when she grows up. Bianca's favorite color is pink and lists pickles and corn as her favorite foods. She also loves animals, especially puppies and kitties. Bianca is still figuring out who she is, so she needs some guidance in discovering more interests by introducing her to new things. If this sounds like you, apply to be her mentor 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!


Carissa, Age 9 Last Updated February 23, 2018
Carissa is 9-years-old and lives in the Springfield area. She’s fun loving and whip-smart and loves to do experiments with slime. There’s never a dull moment with Carissa - she’s always happy to do anything from hiking to just going to get some tea and chatting for hours! She doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up because according to her there are about 10 different careers she would love to do and she can’t choose! Carissa needs a mentor who can explore new things with her -- she loves to learn! If you would like to mentor Carissa get in touch with us today!

Angie, Age 16 Last Updated December 27, 2016
Angie is a 16 year old girl living within the Gresham, OR area. Angie loves to go go go! Angie loves sports, just as much as she loves to have her girly days. Angie is in need of a mentor that can support her as she transitions out of high school as well as being a support system as she ventures into adulthood. Angie would mostly benefit from a mentor who is open minded, active and is welcoming of the LGBTQ community. If Angie seems like a great fit for you, please apply to become her mentor today!


Dylan, Age 15 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Stop where you are -- and meet Dylan! Dylan lives in Eugene, and wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He loves P.E., staying active, and movies that pique his interests with action and mystery. A mentor with an eye for adventure would be great for Dylan, and he hopes for an individual that will be patient with him as he grows comfortable around adults. If you'd like to go on an adventure with Dylan, apply to be his mentor today!


Zane, Age 15 Last Updated March 9, 2017
Meet Zane! He considers himself to be very outgoing! Zane is located in the Portland area. His goal is to become a major league baseball or a mechanical engineer. Zane loves the colors red, blue, and purple. His favorite foods are steak, lobster, crab, and vegetables. Zane's favorite restaurants are Tasty & Sons and Kitty Sue's Deli. He enjoys listening to music, his favorite genre is rap. Zane would like extra help with school, specifically in reading and science. His favorite activities during his free time are playing baseball and basketball. Zane also loves watching all comedy movies and reading during his free time. Zane would like to participate in machinist classes in the future. Zane would work best with a mentor who is great at setting clear expectations and boundaries. Zane would also benefit from a mentor that has had an experienced background working with at risk youth and has great patience. Zane would also bond with a mentor that will stay in contact with him for a long time and that is willing to guide him through his transitions in life.

An individual who has an interest in similar activities as Zane would be a great match! If he sounds like a perfect mentee for you, please apply to become Zane’s mentor!


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!


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!


Riley, Age 12 Last Updated April 4, 2018
Meet Riley!

Riley is located in Eugene. Riley loves music and when he grows up he hopes to be a singer! He also enjoys playing in the orchestra at his school. Some of his other favorite activities include playing video games, playing basketball and reading Greek mythology stories like Percy Jackson and the Olympians! Riley would love to have more exposure to art and learn to draw and paint. Riley is a more reserved young man who would benefit from a mentor willing to help him get out of his comfort zone! A mentor with a love for music and the outdoors would be a great match for Riley! If this sounds like you, apply to be Riley's mentor today!


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!


George, Age 10 Last Updated October 13, 2017
This is George. He is 10 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!