Want to help a young person identify and achieve academic and career goals? The Padrinos Mentoring Program is looking for you.

The Padrinos Mentoring Program, an outreach program of the University of St. Thomas, pairs Latino/Latina youngsters, grades 6-12, with caring adult mentors. If you’re interested in being a mentor, you may choose to work with middle- or senior-high school students. Days, times, flexibility and location of mentoring meetings vary, depending on which grade level you choose. The commitment ranges from four to five hours a month. Mentors need not be Latino, speak Spanish or have a college education.

Interested? Need more information? Call Tomas Silva, mentor coordinator, (651) 962-6345, or send e-mail to tasilva@stthomas.edu.

For other mentoring or tutoring opportunities through St. Thomas, call Matt Maruggi, Tutor-Mentor Program coordinator, (651) 962-6466, or Mike Klein, volunteer services coordinator, (651) 962-6578.