Becoming a Mentor

How to become a mentor for a child in the DC metro.

We hear a lot of talk about the importance of mentoring in our community.  Mentors often step in for absentee parents or to help supplement the guidance that parents are already providing.  In 2019, what does mentoring look like, especially in under-served communities?  We take a look at programs that try to address the needs of those communities.


The United Way, National Capital Area:

The U.S. Dream Academy:

Diane Wallace-Booker, Founder & Executive Director, The U.S. Dream Academy

Timothy Johnson, Chief Strategy & Impact Officer, The United Way, National Capital Area


Kristal Lightning, Mentor of the Year, United Way, National Capital Area