Mentoring in Tennessee

The safety of our community is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, all mentoring sessions have been canceled at this time. We are continuing to plan for the future, though! We are accepting applications for new mentors. Click here

Apply to become a mentor today!

Youth Villages finds mentors to build trusting relationships with children and teens in the state’s foster care system. Mentors provide positive adult influences for young people in foster care — someone who will help them persevere through hard times, advise them to make the right decisions, and just be a friend.

Youth Villages mentor liaisons train volunteers and facilitate matches with foster children.

To learn more, contact a liaison in the region closest to you:

Program Manager: Tangina Sanders: 901-252-2898

Middle Tennessee: Demetris Haney – Mentor Liaison: 615-250-7212

West Tennessee:

  • Teresa Poindexter – Supervisor: 901-252-2899
  • Sierra Kattentidt – Mentor Liaison: 901-252-2897
  • Lydia Miller – Mentor Liasion: 901-252-2972
  • Allison Horne – Mentor Liaison: 901-252-2968
  • DeJa Sumrall – Mentor Liaison: 901-252-2917
  • Laney Welch: Mentor Liaison: 901-252-2915