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Virtual Mentor Training

A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.

-Shawn Hitchcock

A Message
From Our CEO

One of the cornerstones of the success that HOPE for Prisoners has experienced has been our long-term mentoring program.  We believe that connecting each of our clients to a trained and qualified mentor is critical to their successful reintegration into our community.

Our amazing team of mentors has given so much over the years and HOPE for Prisoners remains grateful to each man and woman who has selflessly poured out their time and energy to make an impact in the lives of our valued clients.

As our world begins to open back up, we are looking to grow our team of mentors! As we have navigated the challenges of Covid-19 this year, we have had to adapt and conform to some new processes.  One of the blessings that have come out of all the challenges, is the advancements that we have been able to make in the areas of remote learning and training and distance communication.  Our capabilities to connect and grow even when we are not in physical proximity has really opened our eyes to new and great possibilities.

Because of this, we have opened our mentor training to volunteers on the national level. This means whatever area of our great nation you are in you can help impact the lives of men and women who are fighting for their second chances.   As always, we are looking for dedicated individuals, with a heart to serve and who are willing to at least 12 months, mentoring, guiding, sharing life, and helping our clients to accomplish their goals.

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 9 am-12 pm PST, we will be conducting our National Certified Reentry Mentor Certification.  This training is designed to equip you with all the tools you need to be successful in helping the people we have the great privilege to serve to live their best lives.

If you or someone you know is interested in giving back, please complete our application.  This is the first step in the process of becoming part of an amazing team!

Once we have received and reviewed your mentor application, you will be contacted by a staff member of HOPE for Prisoners, who will advise you if your application has moved forward and what the next steps are.


Jon D. Ponder
Founder & CEO
HOPE for Prisoners

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