Wonder Mentoring Program


Wonder Mentoring Program

Wonder is a mentoring program matching children living in foster care, one-to-one, with caring, consistent adults. The mentors are trained to listen, support, and guide each child through fun, age-appropriate experiences in music, the arts, sports, volunteer service, dining out, and nature. The children enrolled in the program are called “Explorers” and the adults who volunteer and serve as mentors are called “Guides.” Together, they participate in a journey of fun and exploration filled with Wonder Moments. A Wonder Guide may be the most consistent adult a child in care has in their lives. There is a minimum one year commitment to become a Guide.

“What I like best about my guide is how supportive she is and how much of an impact she has made. She motivates me and helps me see the better side to any situation. She has helped me succeed and be motivated in school.” ~ Dana (Guide) & Neassa (Explorer), Matched since 6/9/12

Learn more about this wonderful program by listening to our Wonder episode from the Resource Families Thrive podcast series. Hear from other Guides and their experiences with their Explorers. 

Attend an upcoming orientation for more information!

Woman with Child
2021 Orientations Schedule

Tuesay, September 14 – 12:00-1:00pm via Zoom

Wednesday, September 15 – 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom

Tuesday, November 9 – 12:00-1:00pm via Zoom

Wednesday, November 10 – 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom

Tuesday, December 7 – 12:00-1:00pm - TBD

Wednesday, December 8 – 6:00-7:00pm – TBD


2022 Orientations Schedule

Tuesday, February 8 – 12:00-1:00pm – TBD

Wednesday, February 9 – 6:00-7:00pm – TBD

Tuesday, April 5 – 12:00-1:00pm – TBD