• Become a Mentor.

    Each year we have over 100 students on our waiting list. Join us.

    Become a Mentor
  • 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.  Give Now

  • Big change starts small.

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

  • Mentor Stories

    Read the latest stories about our mentor matches, community partners, and program impact.

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  • Experience Affinity

    Experience Affinity.
    Meet our students, mentors, and community partners. You’ll experience Affinity and see we’re Better Together. Enjoy craft drinks and delicious dishes at tables hosted by mentors and mentees.


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…

  • Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center

    Wyoming, MI

    The Early Childhood Center [ECC] serves students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. As our newest school partner, the Affinity Mentor…

  • 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

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

    – Eliano, Student at Southwest Community Campus

  • 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

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