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.


Lydia, Age 14 Last Updated September 9, 2021
Meet Lydia, a Eugene-based 14-year-old who wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up. (She’d love her mentor to take her to the aquarium for the first time!) She has lots of hobbies: she runs track, horseback rides, and even performs as a “mermaid” with a living history group. Lydia would like a female mentor she can talk to as a friend, and who will help her with schoolwork--especially science and math. If that sounds like you, apply today to be her mentor!


Brett, Age 14 Last Updated April 3, 2021
Brett is an outgoing Eugene area 14-year-old looking for a mentor who isn’t afraid to be silly! He likes to be active: playing basketball, riding his bike, and hitting up the skate park. Brett is looking for a male mentor who enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, sledding, tubing and camping. If that sounds like you, reach out today and apply to be Brett’s mentor!


Brock, Age 14 Last Updated December 3, 2020
A 14-year-old in the Eugene area, Brock enjoys playing sports like basketball, soccer, and football. He'd like a mentor who can help him with his math and reading homework, but who's also up for some outdoor adventures like tag, riding scooters, (when he gets older, he hopes to be a professional "scooterer") and even parkour!

For a change of pace, Brock also enjoys watching YouTube and wants to learn how to edit his own videos, so a tech-savvy mentor would be a good fit. If Brock is someone you can see yourself mentoring, apply today!


Mallory, Age 15 Last Updated February 5, 2021
Mallory is an animal-loving 15-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!


Bella, Age 9 Last Updated June 2, 2021
A 9-year-old girl in the Cottage Grove area, Bella enjoys lots of outdoor activities like climbing trees, building forts, swimming, and horseback riding. She’s also interested in gymnastics and wants to learn how to do flips, so she’ll need a mentor with lots of energy to keep up with her! A good fit for Bella is a woman who shares her family's Christian faith. (And who will ideally do makeovers and take her to DQ!)


Ethan, Age 12 Last Updated August 4, 2021
Meet Ethan, a Eugene-area 12-year-old. He’s looking for a mentor to spend quality time with doing some of his favorite things like riding bikes, visiting the mall, and playing video games. He’s quite mechanically inclined and enjoys tinkering on vehicles, so a mentor that shares that interest would be a great fit.

If that sounds like you, apply to mentor Ethan today!


Jon, Age 8 Last Updated June 2, 2021
Jon is a 8-year-old ball of energy who lives in the Eugene area. He's looking for a male mentor who enjoys being active--playing sports, chase, or hide and seek! When he slows down, Jon also likes playing video games and would like to learn how to make paper airplanes. He wants to be an "ice cream maker" when he grows up, and he'd love to go out for ice cream with his mentor!


Jackson, Age 10 Last Updated October 29, 2020
An active 10-year-old, Jackson loves to be outdoors and play sports like football and soccer. As you can see, he LOVES all things dirt biking and would be excited to attend a race. Jackson is a boy who knows what he wants--he requested a male mentor who's exactly 26 years old. (But he's willing to be flexible about age!) He'd love to go see an adventure movie, try the trampoline park, or go for a hike with his mentor.


Gina, Age 18 Last Updated July 28, 2021
Meet Gina, an outgoing 18-year-old based in the Eugene area looking for a mentor who is supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. She enjoys time in nature, whether it’s hiking to a river, visiting the beach, or just hanging out at the park with her friends. A woman who enjoys “girly” activities would be a perfect fit for Gina--she’d like to go shopping or for mani pedis with her mentor--and she wouldn’t mind if you stopped for her favorite, Mexican food!

If Gina sounds like a match for you, apply to mentor her today!


Natalie, Age 13 Last Updated December 8, 2020
Meet Natalie, a creative 13-year-old based in Eugene. She enjoys all sorts of arts and crafts like decorating her room, drawing, and making “slime”. She also stays active with things like horseback riding, gymnastics, and swimming. Natalie winds down by watching superhero TV shows and Tik Tok videos. She’d love a mentor who wants to join in on all of her favorite activities.

If that sounds like you, apply now to be Natalie’s mentor!


Ryan, Age 16 Last Updated September 4, 2021
Meet Ryan, a 16-year-old living in Eugene. He’s a bright teen who enjoys school, but could use some extra help with his Japanese language homework. Ryan is up for all kinds of activities, he just wants someone to do them with: hiking, art projects, board games, movies, and more! A musically-inclined mentor would be a great fit, as he is interested in learning guitar, drum and piano. Ryan would like a male mentor but he says he’s not too picky!

If Ryan sounds like a match for you, apply today to mentor him!


Bryan , Age 6 Last Updated December 3, 2020
Bryan is a 6-year-old in southern Lane County who wants to be a fire chief when he grows up. He loves being outside--walking dogs, biking, hiking, and camping, so a mentor who enjoys the outdoors would be a great fit! For indoor activities, Bryan likes reading and enjoys cartoons and superheroes--especially Spider-Man! A musically-inclined mentor could also help him fulfill his desire to learn the guitar.


Austin, Age 9 Last Updated August 23, 2021
Meet Austin, a Clackamas County 9-year-old. Austin is a huge fan of all things dinosaurs and dragons. Some of his other hobbies include building forts, music, playing video games, and learning to draw--an artistically-inclined mentor would be a great fit. Austin also enjoys staying active, getting outdoors, and playing sports. If Austin sounds like a kid you’d like to spend time with, apply today to mentor him!


Lamont, Age 9 Last Updated June 17, 2021
Meet Lamont, a bright and curious 9-year-old living in the Eugene area. He’d like a mentor who’s up for taking risks and will join him in exciting new adventures like rock climbing, ziplining, or trampolining at Get Air. If those activities are a little extreme for you, Lamont would also like to learn to crochet, and enjoys Pokemon cards, playing Legos, superhero movies, and doing science experiments.

If Lamont sounds like a kid you’d like to hang out with, apply today to mentor him!


Jessica, Age 14 Last Updated June 11, 2021
Jessica is a 14-year-old living in the Springfield area. She's looking for a female mentor with a good sense of humor who's up for fun physical activities. Some of her favorites include biking, skating, and hiking, and she'd love the chance to try out sledding and tubing. She also enjoys spending time with animals, reading, and playing guitar. Jessica can be on the shy side at first but opens up when you get to know her!

If Jessica sounds like a good fit for you, apply today to be her mentor!


Deb, Age 13 Last Updated December 3, 2020
Based in Junction City, 13-year-old Deb loves to head into downtown Eugene, explore, shop, and grab some pizza at her favorite restaurant, Sizzle Pie! She’d also be excited to stay in and play board games or try her hand at crafts like making friendship bracelets. She enjoys taking photos, so her mentor might need to work on their selfie game!


Alexa, Age 12 Last Updated March 11, 2021
Alexa is a fun-loving 12-year-old living in the Springfield area. She enjoys lots of energetic activities like soccer, dancing, and hide-and-seek. If you like to jumprope, Alexa is the girl for you--she loves double dutch and wants to keep honing her skills! Alexa's looking for a mentor who's up for some variety: from homework help, to thrifting, to learning to skateboard! This big-hearted girl aspires to become an engineer and build houses for the homeless when she grows up.

Could you be the mentor Alexa is waiting for?


Stuart, Age 15 Last Updated April 3, 2021
Meet Stuart, a 15-year-old boy in the Eugene area. He enjoys reading, cooking, and gaming of all sorts, whether it’s video games or chess and Scrabble. Stuart’s a great student (especially science!) but he wouldn’t mind some help with homework. A mentor who has experience working with people with Autism would be a great fit for Stuart.

If that sounds like you, apply to mentor Stuart today!


Easton, Age 8 Last Updated February 5, 2021
Meet Easton, a creative 8-year-old who lives in the Springfield area. Easton likes to be out and about doing activities like the Adventure Museum and Science Factory. At home, he enjoys art, board games, and having someone read to him. Easton wants a mentor who will help him learn to tie his shoes, teach him to swim, and do art projects with him!

If this sounds like you, apply to be Easton’s mentor today!


Riley, Age 11 Last Updated May 1, 2021
Meet Riley, a shy 11-year-old living in Cottage Grove. She likes to get outdoors to run around or play baseball, and she hopes to learn how to fly a kite soon! She also loves gymnastics and would like to master a backbend. Riley's looking for a patient and caring female mentor who likes to play board games and can help her come out of her shell.


Phil, Age 11 Last Updated September 28, 2020
Phil is a 11-year-old in the Springfield area with a friendly face who loves to be active! He’ll need a male mentor who can keep up playing sports or riding bikes and scooters. If you have a drone he can try out, all the better! When he does slow down, he also enjoys playing chess, checkers, Pokemon and Magic cards, and watching Star Wars and Marvel movies.


Simon, Age 14 Last Updated May 1, 2021
Meet Simon, a Junction City-based 14-year-old. He's looking for a mentor who's accepting of the LGBTQ+ community and is up for all kinds of adventures, both indoor and outdoor! Simon enjoys video games like Call of Duty, sports, (he plays football, baseball, basketball, and lacrosse!) and outdoor adventures like hiking and camping. He'd like to show off his paintballing skills or try ziplining or snowboarding with his mentor.


Callum, Age 12 Last Updated June 11, 2021
Meet Callum, an active 12-year-old living in the Springfield area. Callum runs track and loves to be outside riding his bike with friends. When he heads indoors, you can find him playing video games, watching scary movies, or practicing his cooking skills--he'd like to be a chef when he grows up! He'd love to go swimming with his mentor or visit the beach or mountains.

If Callum sounds like a kid you'd like to invest in, apply today to mentor him!


Emma, Age 15 Last Updated April 28, 2021
Meet Emma, a creative 15-year-old girl from the Florence area. A mentor who loves to learn new things would be a great fit for her, as Emma wants to try horseback riding, musical instruments, and improve her Spanish and skateboarding skills. Emma has a strong interest in filmmaking and would like to be a director when she grows up. She’d like her mentor to help out with homework and have long talks while walking, shopping, or stopping by Starbucks!

If you think you’re the right fit for Emma, apply today to mentor her!


Quillen, Age 15 Last Updated July 8, 2021
Meet Quillen, a Eugene area 15-year-old. When Quillen isn’t participating in sports, you can find him watching Anime or working to improve his musical skills--he plays guitar and drums and wants to learn piano! A physically active male mentor with a good sense of humor would be a good fit for Quillen. Things he’d like to try with his mentor include golfing, fishing, snowboarding, and playing video games. If that sounds like you, apply today to mentor Quillen!