Middle & High School Program Applications

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

For more information about Mentors, Inc. @ Kid Power programming, reach out to us at [email protected] or 202-827-5624.

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. While applications are accepted year-round, intake periods happen in Fall, Spring, and Summer. Intake events can be found under News and Events.

Student Requirements: 

  • Motivated!
  • 1-year commitment
  • 5-8 hours of communication with mentors each month
  • Weekly phone communication with mentors
  • Recommended monthly in-person outings with mentors
  • Communicate with staff monthly
  • Participate in our PowerUp! Enrichment Programming, open to grades 6-12.  See below for further details.


Apply to be a Protégé: To be matched with a mentor, youth must complete the following intake steps. 

  1. Complete Online Application
  2. Family Information Session
  3. Group Interview

Families will be notified if they’ve been accepted to receive a mentor after the group interview. Youth who are not yet ready to be accepted to receive a mentor will be invited to participate in PowerUp! to demonstrate readiness skills to be matched in the future. Youth and families accepted as protégés must complete the following steps:

  1. Enrollment Packet
  2. Family Orientation
  3. Individual Interview
  4. Protégé Training

The goal of PowerUp! is to empower youth to explore career, college, financial literacy, civic engagement, and personal goals on their own terms. We explore content that youth are interested in and want to learn more about. For more information contact us at [email protected] or 202-827-5624.

  • Open to 6th-12th grade students
  • Meetings take place both virtually and in-person
  • Additional programming during school breaks including February break, Spring Break, and July
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