Mentoring and Youth Outreach

Supporting Future Leaders

Multiple research studies have shown that by adding mentors into young people's lives, the risk factors of them dropping out of high school or starting to use drugs are cut in half.

On October 1, 2019, the NWFCU Foundation kicked off its annual mentorship program in partnership with Dranesville Elementary School in Herndon, VA for the 2019/2020 academic school year (the program runs October 2019 through June 2020). Unfortunately, all of this was put on hold in March 2020, due to the pandemic. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume this program in the fall of 2021.

Our main objective is to provide caring, professional adult mentors to third grade students so they can positively influence this next generation of youth.

Whether it be you, someone you know, or a corporation that is looking for a way to volunteer and give back to the community, please consider signing up as a mentor.

You can make a difference!

Mentoring requires a commitment to meet with your mentee twice a month during the school day throughout the school year, completion of Fairfax County Public Schools Orientation Training, and a background check.