Become A Mentor

College Tribe is a STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) youth development organization in Washington DC. Our organization is in need of Black male mentors to support our popular mentoring program. The success of our program shows the importance parents and guardians place on positive relationships for their sons.

  • College Degree (Associates, Bachelors, Masters, PHD, or higher) or,
  • Staff Sergeant or higher ranking in the military or,
  • Proven leadership backed by community leadership title, business ownership, or managerial rank in your job or career
  • Must be able to pass multiple background checks (FBI, MPD, NSO, CPR)
  • Must identify as a person of color (if you don’t identify as a person of color you may complete the registration process to become an ally)
  • College Student (enrolled in a degree seeking program)

  • Must be at one or more grade levels above the assigned mentee
  • Must show strong academic skills
  • Must display high levels of discipline
  • Complete online application (5 minutes)
  • Phone call with Mentoring Manager (30 minutes)
  • Complete background check process (2 hours)
  • Receive clearance to mentor
  • Attend new mentor training  (90 minutes)
  • Help guide black boys toward success
  • Networking with other successful black men
  • Monthly stipend
  • 2 Saturdays each month (2nd and 4th Saturday)

  • Quarterly mentor trainings

  • 1 year commitment

  • Potential weeknight mentoring
  • Mentor outings and nights out (mentors only)

We Take Action. To Make Better Changes

College Tribe provides young boys of color with mentors from similar backgrounds who have achieved success in their professional, educational and personal pursuits. Our organization offers group mentoring opportunities and one-on-one mentoring support when available. Mentoring consists of two sessions a month with one day dedicated to field trips or outings and a second day focused on personal development, group projects, seminars, guest speakers and bonding activities. During COVID-19 or other local or national emergencies, mentoring programs are conducted virtually.


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