Peer Mentor Program

If you are a former foster youth who has successfully transitioned from foster care to independence and want to serve as positive role model to other current and former foster youth, you may qualify to become a peer mentor. Peer mentors are employees of Orangewood Foundation who provide support and life-skills instruction for youth participating in ILP workshops/special events. To apply to be a Peer Mentor, please fill out the Orangewood Employment Application.

How do I qualify to be a Peer Mentor?
To become a Peer Mentor, you must be a former foster youth who is ready to contribute to the success of current and former foster youth. Read more
What do I do as a Peer Mentor?
As a Peer Mentor, you will help facilitate ILP workshops and special events.

What they are saying...

  • “Being a Peer Mentor is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever had the privilege of doing. It’s like going back in time to a place when I desperately needed help and guidance but didn’t receive it; and being able to step into the lives of youth like myself and make a difference in their paths.”

    – April