Educational and Gov. Organizations


True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.  David O. McKay

The Giving Hour seeks Memphis-area education and government organizations to support the irreplaceable work of mentoring our city’s youth.

By providing mentors your organization will:

  • Help to build a better future for Memphis
  • Have your organization Recognized by Mayor Strickland as a Giving Hour Mentor

If your organization wants to support The Giving Hour and mentoring in Memphis, please contact us at Our team will set up an advisory appointment to help define and develop the type of mentorship programs that would best benefit your corporation and the community.

Next Steps

  1. Generate interest at all levels within your organization.
  2. Contact the email provided and fill out the necessary applications.
  3. Designate a team of three members to serve as fully-designed cross-functional mentorship team champions.
  4. Preview the toolkits and documents provided on the MentorMe website.
  5. Create separate SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound) goals for each mentorship team and incorporate your organization’s specific goals for the program.
  6. Monitor members within your organization to track individual and team progress.

K-12 Education

  • Studies have shown that 55% of students in grade school who had a mentor were more likely to enroll in college.
  • Mentoring not only helps students educationally, it also can positively impact their behavior, health and development toward a chosen career.
  • Mentoring is a great way for student volunteers to help classmates excel.


Secondary Education

  • Studies have shown that college students are 130% more likely to hold leadership positions. Serving as a mentor is an ideal way to develop leadership skills.
  • Students will offer mentoring and tutoring opportunities across a broad network of partner colleges and universities, thereby reaching a greater number of students who may not otherwise have access to these types of services.
  • Students who mentor will be recognized for their efforts, whether in the community or on campus.
  • Serving as a mentor is an ideal way for students to become more involved on their own campus as well as better prepare themselves for a career. Participation will assist with professional development, provide and teach assets and skills relevant to a chosen career field and, in some cases, provide shadowing and intern opportunities for the mentee.