Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship Program

Inbound college students must cope with far more personal and social pressures than any other previous generations of youth. Early intervention through a structured mentor relationship gives our young people the tools and support they need to deal effectively with these pressures.

Research indicates mentored college students have better academic performance and higher retention rates (rates of staying in school) than college students without mentors. Mentorship assistance guides the new student to greater academic and social integration, increased self‐esteem, higher grades, and greater self‐perceived intellectual growth.

The Foundation has created a mentor network for the four year scholarship students in order to provide students with the guidance and support necessary to keep them on track as potential issues arise during their tenure at college and to ensure the highest possible college graduation rates. Mentors are selected from qualified local volunteers, thoroughly trained and then matched with a student (mentee). Once at school, mentees will be expected to make weekly contact with their mentor and submit a monthly report of activity.

Mentor Training

The Foundation ​offers all Mentors training sessions prior to a student match, as well as throughout their Mentorship tenure.

The training is administered by Program Director, Dr. Donna Holland, a distinguished child psychiatrist in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Holland has created a Mentor Training Program that educates each Mentor to the personal and social pressures a student may encounter, as well as techniques and tactics to guide the student towards healthy decisions and choices.

Apply Today!

Mentorship Application Forms

Be a Viner Mentor and make a difference in a students life.

To apply, please click the link and complete the application.

For questions please email:

Email: info@vinerscholars.org

Mentor Application Form

Mentor Program Resources

Please feel free to utilize any of the resources on this page to better your understanding of the Mentor Program or develop your relationship with your mentee. If you have any questions, or would like to request additional resources please contact:

Niki Knopf | Executive Director

(561) 544-4436

info@vinerscholars.org

Dr. Donna Holland | Mentor Program Director

(561) 702-0486

dsholland@gmail.com