Join Goodwill Goodguides to be a mentor in real life

Youth Mentoring Mission:

To empower youth to make positive choices that enables them to maximize their current and future potential.

Goodwill’s GoodGuides® Youth Mentoring Program is designed to help youth, ages 12-17, prepare for school completion, develop work skills, identify career paths, and transition to post-secondary and training opportunities over a one year period.  GoodGuides® is a national initiative funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Justice and has been established within 56 Goodwill agencies across the nation. Research shows that mentoring promotes positive outcomes with youth including increased academic performance, improved self-esteem, better careers, reduced school failure, use and abuse of illegal substances, and youth delinquency.

Since 2009, Goodwill agencies across America have served 11,381 youth and screened, trained and supported 6,659 mentors through the Good Guides youth mentoring program. Goodwill has invested 612,105 mentoring hours in their communities! Teams have provided 391,670 career awareness hours to help youth build their potential, explore career opportunities, sharpen their job readiness skills, and access post-secondary training and education.

Click here for program eligibility requirements.

Volunteer Mentors:

An integral part of this program is the commitment of our mentors who give four hours a month of their time mentoring our youth. Individuals are matched with caring mentors who lend a supportive ear, coach and lead our youth to resources that help them build career plans, set educational goals, develop social and job readiness skills.

For information on youth enrollment in our mentoring program or how to become a mentor, contact Nicole Espadron at 504-889-5553 or by email at

Fill out Mentor Applications Below:
GoodGuides® Mentor Application

GoodGuides Mentor Agreement
Email applications and agreements to Karen Francis at