• #100Days100Mentors

    Each year we have over 100 students on our waiting list.
    Our goal is to recruit 100 mentors in the next 100 days!
    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. 

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  • 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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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

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

    – Eliano, Student at Southwest Community Campus

  • 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

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