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Become a Mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this online form.
Mentorship Program: Support from trusted adults is critical to student success. WE ARE VB recruits adults from the Virginia Beach community to provide mentorship to at-risk students during the school year. Mentors are trained by the school system and matched with students by our network of school social workers/administrators. Mentors meet with their students 1-2 hours per month at school during regularly scheduled sessions. Topics of conversation can include plans for the future, goals, social life, home life, and of life! Our goal is to provide trusted adult support where such consistent relationships may be limited or lacking in their home life. The students we support have every reason in the world not to see their education through to the finish line, but a little extra attention and caring is sometimes exactly what it takes to see a student through to graduation. The program has proven to be rewarding for mentors and students alike.
GATHER AND GIVE EVENTS Throughout the school year we invite groups to support our FUEL UP program through focused efforts to gather and pack food and household supplies. If your family, friends, workplace, sports team or book club wants to host a FUEL UP Gather & Give Event, please contact


If you would like to discuss a fundraising event idea, please reach out to If you are ready to plan your event, please fill out this online form.

Don’t see what you need?

Our Forms & Tools page is WE ARE VB’s one-stop shop for informative literature, tax and receipting documents, and volunteer applications. If your question is still unanswered, feel free to reach out to any of our Board members:

Jennifer Dye
President/Program Manager
Lauren Kadish
Vice President
Katy Carlsward
Cristin Hewlett
Program Director
Matt Redford
Board Member
Melissa Johnston
Board Member
Gage Carlsward
Social Media Director