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Be A Puente Mentor

"It takes one - one person, one unexpected possibility,
one ordinary moment of insight to create a life-changing experience." [1]

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It takes a special person to be a MENTOR. Over 400 organizations and 4,000 professionals donate time and resources annually to Puente students.  Being a MENTOR requires a unique individual who is willing and able to give significant amounts of time, energy and dedication.  MENTORS are in a position of exposing students to interests, opportunities and resources that otherwise would be missed.

Who can be a mentor?

  • Anyone who is caring, supportive, and able to be a positive role model.
  • Four-year college graduates who are committed to making a difference.

Why should you get involved?
  • You will help to build the next generation of leaders and professionals.
  • You will gain a great deal of satisfaction helping someone reach their full potential.

 How can you help?


  • Provide students with support, encouragement and friendship.
  • Build a student's confidence in his/her abilities to succeed.

When do you get started?

  • You will be matched with a student once you have completed the interview process.
  • Interviews and Training are scheduled at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Where can you get more information? 

  • Contact Lyman Insley, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2208,
  • Use the links on the left to navigate through the Puente pages.

[1] Excerpt from "Because You Believed In Me" - McMullen and Miller


Last Updated 4/10/17