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For the “Our Young Friend Gets Married” story, click above.

For the “Our Young Friend Gets Married” story, click above.


We all have special people throughout our lives who make the road less rocky.  Someone to show you the way with a kind word.  That amazing teacher who knew you could figure out geometry, even when you didn’t think you could.  Those people were our mentors.

Now it’s your turn.You could be the one who gives a hand to a child that just needs a little help to succeed, someone to hang out with, have some fun and listen.Being a mentor is one of the most rewarding thing you will ever do.And it’s easy, really.Best Friends of Neenah Menasha has at least 60 kids on the waiting list. What are you waiting for?

Our team will help you through the process and assist in matching you with a child that shares your interests.  These are the steps to becoming a hero to a child:

  1. Complete an application including an authorization for background and police checks.

  2. Learn the specifics of the program you are interested in during our 30 minute screening interview.

  3. Provide information about your availability and interests during our 45 minute home visit.*

  4. Discuss profiles of children our program managers think would be a good match for you.

  5. Meet your new Young Friend during our match meeting, and begin your journey together. Hero status confirmed!

*A home visit is not required for Lunch and After School Mentoring.

Contact us with any questions.

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If you agree with our mission of helping kids thrive, please consider sponsoring an event or activity.  Any generous individual, business, church or community group can help underwrite an activity for our mentor matches or children waiting for a Best Friend mentor.  It’s a terrific way for businesses to volunteer as a group.  In addition, we offer event sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. Contact us to talk about partnership opportunities.

And we couldn’t do this important work without the advocacy shown for youth mentoring by many local businesses and foundations. The investment in kids by our community is amazing.  To see a list of funders for 2017 click here to view our 2017 Appreciation Report.


Join us and help kids!  Throughout the year, we could use volunteer help for a variety of fun and fulfilling activities and events.  The best way to keep informed about our volunteer opportunities is to join our mailing list here.  We can’t wait to meet you!

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Could your child use a little extra help?  Maybe someone to spend time with, learn from and be a supportive friend?  We’d like to talk with you about how our mentoring programs might help. 

Kids with mentors are often more active, do better in school and develop more confidence.Activities that a mentor might introduce to your child depend of their interests, and could include going to a sporting event, playing board games, reviewing homework or just hanging out.  Mentors become another positive role model and can have a lasting effect on your child’s life. 

If you have questions, please contact Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha for more information.  If you are ready to begin, please click here to complete the child enrollment form online.