Mentors of Hope


Learn more about this commitment and find out if Mentors of HOPE is the right fit for you by contacting David Tonnies, Administrative Volunteer, at


Complete our volunteer application and get the process started!  





After completing the application, our team will request information from your references.


The safety of all Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars is of utmost importance.  All volunteer applicants must undergo federal and state background screenings.  In addition, driving records will be checked for all mentor applicants.  There is no cost to the applicant for these screenings.


BHGH of KC will provide a brief orientation and training to all approved mentors.


Once all other steps are completed, the mentor applicant has passed all background screens and is approved to volunteer, a meeting will be scheduled with the scholar mentee.

Build a relationship.
Share your life.
Increase HOPE.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City is seeking one to one mentors for each scholar in the program to support our mission and vision of helping boys and young men in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential.

As a mentor, you can support,
guide and encourage a boy to:

  • Make positive life choices
  • Develop and grow as an individual
  • Reach positive academic, career, and personal goals
  • Prepare successfully for college
  • Navigate the path toward adulthood
  • Maximize his potential

Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth!

Great mentoring relationships are proven to positively impact youth and are a vital part of holistic development! By joining us as a mentor, you become a part of the social network of adults who care about our scholars and help them realize their dreams!

Benefits to You
  • Personal fulfillment and satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress and achieve goals/dreams
  • Forming meaningful friendships with talented kids
  • Helping scholars grow in their academic life
  • Guiding the formation of valuable life skills
  • Increased patience and improved supervisory skills
  • Opportunity to reflect on your goals and practices
  • Development of personal leadership/coaching style
  • Mentor training and ongoing support
  • Planned group activities (i.e. comp tickets)
  • Mileage and expenses are tax deductible
  • Developing and growing as an individual!

Build a new relationship and gain the personal satisfaction of helping a young scholar succeed!

A Great Mentor Candidate
  • Supports the mission, vision, values, and service goals of BHGH of KC
  • Is authentically interested in and has a sincere desire to be involved in helping a child develop
  • Values education
  • Embodies what it means to be a “person for others”
  • Respects young people
  • Is patient and flexible
  • Is respectful of individual differences
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and ability to be a positive role model
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness
  • Has strong communication skills
  • Has active listening skills
  • Has initiative

Sign up today and make a one-year commitment to serve as a mentor!

You and your mentee will enjoy face-to-face meeting/activity time for four hours per month and regular communication between get-togethers. Mentor/Mentee relationships will be supported and monitored by BHGH of KC. This will include planned group activities for mentor/mentee matches as well as formal logging of activities completed with your mentee.

Your role will include:
  • Supporting the mission, values and service goals of Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Taking the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-on-one relationship
  • Serving as a positive role model and friend
  • Building the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Building your mentee’s self-esteem and motivation
  • Helping your mentee to set and work towards accomplishing goals

Get started now in helping a child succeed!

Contact David Tonnies, Administrative Volunteer
or call our office at 913.381.1030.

Invest in the success of our scholars!