Career Mentoring Exploration

Career Mentoring Exploration program matches high school students with adult mentors within a career field as they learn and explore career options.

High school students are matched with professionals within a career field. Bigs and Littles meet up once a month at the career partner's workplace during the school year and follow activities led by professional staff. They will complete project-based learning at each monthly meeting. At the end of the school year, students have the opportunity for paid internships and scholarships. 

Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child in need. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money or any special skills. All you need is a willingness to be a friend to a child who needs a positive role model. Bigs consistently tell us that they "get back more than they give," and having a Big changes a child’s life for the better, forever! Click here to read more about becoming a Big.

Being a Little is all about wanting a role model and someone to spend time with. Our program is free to all participants and we carefully screen volunteers for safety and proper expectations. Click here to read more about enrolling a child in the program.

Join Us

Get more information about our program at our volunteer orientation and, when you’re ready to get started, complete our application.

Current and past partners include Olympia High School, Timberline High School, River Ridge High School, North Thurston School District, Thomas Architecture Studios, Naked Prosthetics, American Institute of Architects--Southwest Washington, Career Connect WA, Capital STEM Alliance, Olympia Film Society.