Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program


During the 2016-2017 school year, PPDC is expanding its mentoring program to reach the many new students at our Central and satellite locations. For each of our students, ages 7 to 18, an invested adult and consistent source of support can be an invaluable positive influence. Through caring support, active and engaged interaction, and a dedication to the growth and development of each mentee, our mentors seek to contribute heart, hand, and head to our students’ lives. Mentors and mentees commit to building these relationships through meeting at least once per week (every week) for a full year. Those that are interested in our mentoring program but who are unsure about a year-long commitment, we encourage you to explore our tutoring and classroom assistance volunteer opportunities. Please visit our volunteer page to learn about these opportunities and many others!

Mentor Web Page ImageOver the course of the year-long commitment, mentor relationships involve many activities and opportunities

  • Basic tutoring and reading assistance
  • Playing games and pursuing hobbies, from chess to cooking
  • Off-site field trips with other PPDC mentors and their mentees
  • Beginning in the fall of 2017, off site/community based mentoring

Background checks are part of the mentor application and orientation process. If you are interested in mentoring a PPDC student, please contact Michael Bledsoe, the Mentor Program Coordinator for PPDC through VISTA/Virginia Mentoring Partnership at (804) 780-1195 or

Finally, check out this great video that highlights just a few of the mentors and mentees matched at Peter Paul.