Our Partners

Ways to Support Mentoring for Success:

There are a number of ways you can positively impact a student’s life.

To either donate, start a school program, or become a partner, please email MFS District Coordinators.

Cash Donations

In addition to the non-cash items listed below, we also accept cash donations.  Donations allow us to provide scholarships for students interested in extra-curricular activities, fun monthly activities, and field trips for mentoring matches. 

Non-cash Donation Options

**All items are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law**



  • Gift certificates to buy food
  • Non-perishable healthy snack items
  • Coffee

On-site Activity

  • Board games
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Gift certificates to Michaels, Target, Costco, Amazon
  • Free lessons (sailing, biking, outdoor activities, sports, yoga, etc.)

Off-site Activity

  • Bowling tickets
  • Movie tickets
  • Museum tickets
  • Sports games tickets
  • Free lessons (sailing, biking, outdoor activities, sports, yoga, etc.)
  • Availability to use event space

Special Events

  • Sponsors of Annual Volunteer Mentor Appreciation Event
  • Event Locations, e.g art gallery, restaurant, cafe


  • BART / Muni passes
  • Private van service


  • Mentors (See “I want to be a Mentor”)
  • Collaborative partner organizations
  • Volunteer docents to lead tours of sites in San Francisco
  • Trainers in youth development, foster youth services, relationship-building

Start a Program at Your School

Mentoring For Success is an exciting program that complements other district programs to enhance the school climate. The program may be for your site if you’re interested in:

  • improving attendance and school success for a cohort of students
  • building community among employees, the community, and students
  • looking for ways to increase a culture of service at your school
  • seeking additional support for the foster youth at your school
  • seeing your students feel connected to a caring adult at your school

Mentoring For Success provides:

  • professional development trainings throughout the year
  • resources and supplies to mentors and program coordinators
  • field trips and on-site team building for participating students and mentors
  • personnel to assist program coordinators with program implementation and a service learning component
  • technical assistance
  • program evaluation

Become a Community Partner

Mentoring For Success Partners make a world of difference!

Our Community Partners:

  • Recruit and train volunteers to become mentors to our students
  • Offer paid time off to Recruit employees to mentor a student for an hour every week and offer paid time off for volunteering
  • Make financial contributions to cover the costs of supplies for monthly activities and service-learning projects
  • Provide supplies and services to implement program activities such as weekly breakfast clubs, mentoring lunches, team building activities, and field trips to museums, professional sporting events, and performances

This page was last updated on April 21, 2023