Middle & High School Program Applications

The Mentors Inc. @ Kid Power programming supports DC public and charter school middle and high school students with one-to-one community-based mentors to support them with academic, college, career, and personal development goals. Learn more about our newest mentoring program, through Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power  and our freeform, student-led, enrichment program, PowerUp! and how you can apply.

To apply, students must be in 8th-11th grades and apply before winter break of their 11th grade year in order to be matched with a mentor. Student requirements: 

  • Motivated!
  • 1 year commitment
  • 4-8 hours face-to-face each month
  • Weekly phone communication with mentors
  • Communicate with staff monthly
  • Participate in Career Site Visits and enrichment activities

*Older students are invited to apply for our Career Site Visit Program.*

Student Intake: To be matched with a mentor, students must complete the following intake steps.

  1. Complete online application
  2. Parent-Student Orientation
  3. Interview
  4. Enrollment Packet
  5. Attend Sneak Peek Event

Mentor Information: Our mentors empower youth to achieve their dreams and change their communities by supporting them in reaching academic, college, career and personal development goals. If you are interested in mentoring, please be ready to commit to the following program expectations:

  • Motivated!
  • 1 year commitment
  • 4-8 hours face-to-face each month
  • Weekly phone communication with protégé
  • Communicate with staff monthly

The goal of PowerUp! is to empower youth to explore career, college, and personal goals on their own terms. We explore content that youth are interested in and want to learn more about. Students participate in Career Site Visits that are unique to our program and provide behind the scenes visits with STEM exposure. At each visit students will take a tour of the workplace, speak to people in at least 3 different positions, and do a hands-on activity. Site visits include tours of Microsoft, National Geographic. Costar Group, Patuxent Wildlife Refuge to name a few. The program also includes field trips and bi-monthly workshops that teach and empower.

  • Open to 6th-12th grade students
  • Meetings will be held the first and third Thursday of the month.
  • Additional programming during school breaks including February break, Spring Break, and July.