The JaxPAL Mentoring Program offers children extra guidance and support through a one-on-one relationship with an adult mentor. A meaningful, monitored, and carefully matched relationship helps motivate each child to overcome obstacles, realize their potential, and become a productive, successful adult.

The JaxPAL Mentoring ProgramĀ is not an academic tutoring program. Each mentor visits a child twice a month for one hour. Mentoring activities may include anything from reading and doing arts and crafts to learning about different cultures and playing sports. All mentor applicants go through a screening process and a Level II background check before acceptance into the program.

Become a JaxPAL Mentor Program Participant

For more information about participating in the Mentoring Program, please fill out our volunteer form found here.


JaxPAL has helped me with my character, my math, my reading and vocabulary, and how to get along with people I do not like. Since being enrolled at JaxPAL, I don’t get in trouble a lot anymore. JaxPAL has helped me not get so angry at small problems and I’ve learned to cope with people.


PAL Afterschool Kid, 12 years old