Changemakers, Our Work for Students

Be a CHAMPION for a student in Collier County. Become a mentor today!

Champions For Learning is in need of more amazing mentors for our soon-to-be selected class of 8th grade students.

Yadira Vintimilla has been a mentor at Champions For Learning since 2018.

“Growing up, I did not have access to this type of relationship. As I attempted to navigate through my own educational and career goals, I realized how valuable and important it is to have someone to learn from”, said Vintimilla.

To hear more of Vintimilla’s story, watch her video here. 

What to Expect When Becoming a Mentor

Mentors are excellent listeners that provide guidance, motivation, support and role-modeling to grow the mentee’s life skills. In turn, we hope you find a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience with your mentee.

Mentors should have 2+ years of Collier/Lee County residency. A minimum of 15 sessions with your mentee is required within the academic calendar year. In addition, Champions For Learning provides training and workshops to attend with your mentee, and networking events with other mentors.

How to Become a Mentor

All new individuals seeking to learn more are asked to attend a virtual All About Mentoring session to better understand information regarding the program and the role and responsibilities of a mentor, including the next steps to getting started.

To view upcoming dates and times, and reserve your virtual spot, visit: