All children in Central Texas who have an incarcerated parent have the opportunity to thrive.
Seedling Mentor Program has served over 2500 students on 150+ campuses in 11 districts and 16 charter schools in Austin and Central Texas.
Seedling mitigates the impact of parental incarceration on children in Central Texas through school-based mentoring.
Seedling is made up of people just like you who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in our public schools.
Seedling usually has nearly 100 students on its waiting list. You can reduce that number. When you mentor, you directly impact a child’s life.
The Seedling Mentor Program has matched over 2,500 deserving students with caring, adult mentors who provide them with a consistent presence of a supportive and encouraging friend. You make a direct impact when you volunteer your time.
Thanks to Seedling donors and mentors, we are able to reach over 100 schools in 11 different school districts, as well as 16 charters. Program enrollment grows most years an average of 10-20%, making volunteer mentors critical to meeting that demand. Please help us reach each of the 8,000 children in Central Texas who deserve a compassionate, trained mentor!
“My mentee seems to truly enjoy the one on one attention she gets from me. I am there to listen and to cheer her on as she dreams of the future, and I think that is something she values deeply.”
Spend lunch being a hero! Seedling has nearly 100 students on its waiting list.
We welcome your application now to mentor in the 2022-2023 school year. We will keep in contact with you throughout the summer and invite you to New Mentor Orientation for dates beginning in early Fall. Thank you for your interest and support!
→ A safe place to learn, play and grow
→ Supportive relationships with caring mentors
→ Enriching experiences and activities
→ Provide a meaningful relationship the child can depend on
Over 2,500 deserving students have received support of being matched with a caring, adult mentor who provides compassion and a stable relationship. In the most recent survey, 93% of Seedling mentees report feeling close to their mentor, and this affects many areas of their lives such as increased school performance.