• Experience Affinity.

    On May 2, 2019, meet our students, mentors, and community partners at our annual fundraiser. You’ll experience Affinity and see we’re Better Together. Enjoy craft cocktails and delicious tapas from San Chez at tables hosted by mentors and mentees.

  • Impact A Child’s Life

    Mentoring is a mutually beneficial experience that will leave a lasting
    impression as you build a relationship with each other.

  • Big change starts small.

    Join this comprehensive team of people who are devoted to journeying
    alongside the children in our community.

  • Support youth in our community.

    Small gifts, big impact! Sponsor a Mentor Match by making a monthly gift to help ensure students receive the support of a caring adult mentor, all year long. 

    Sponsor a Mentor Match
  • One hour. Once a week.

    Meet with a mentor to help with homework, talk about what’s happening in
    your life, or just play games. Your mentor is there to support you at every step.


The Affinity Mentoring Program

Affinity Mentoring was born as a non-profit organization [501c3] in 2016. We are working to improve student’s academic achievement, self-esteem, social skills and avoidance of problematic behavior by providing a positive relationship with a caring adult mentor who works to support youth in achieving their potential.


  • Burton Elementary

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Located in SE Grand Rapids, Burton Elementary is home to some of the most under-resourced children in Grand Rapids, with…

  • Burton Middle School

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Burton Middle School is located on the South side of Grand Rapids. The facility houses both Burton Elementary and Burton Middle…

  • Southwest Community Campus

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Southwest Community Campus [SWCC] is located on the Southwest side of Grand Rapids in a historic school building. The school…

  • What Our People Say

    “We see the benefit of putting resources into kids. We come from families where children are valued and celebrated.”

    – Alicia Armijo-Kolman, Mentor at Burton and Match Sponsor

  • What Our People Say

    “My mentors and teachers saw potential in me. Without my mentors I wouldn’t have graduated from high school. I wouldn’t have done a lot of activities or been as involved.”

    – Brandon, Program Alum

  • What Our People Say

    “I feel really happy when we hang out. We’re friends.”

    – Eliano, Student at Southwest Community Campus

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