Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program


During the 2014-2015 school year, PPDC is expanding its mentoring program so that each PPDC student who wants a mentor can have one. 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.

Over the course of the year-loChrisFaisalng commitment, mentor relationships can develop in the following phases.

  • Phase 1: Basic tutoring
  • Phase 2: Quality time on-site
  • Phase 3: 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.