Our History

The Stanislaus County Employee Mentor Program is a partnership to mentor, teach, inspire and act as role models for at-risk youth and young adults in our community.  The Employee Mentor Program positively impacts the lives of young people by engaging County employees, partner agencies and local organizations who desire to give back to their community.  Mentors give of their lunch hour time to engage with a struggling child.  It is a team-based approach, consisting of up to three individuals who adopt a student for a school year.

This Employee Mentor Program was developed in 1999 to address attendance and dropout issues that many schools throughout Stanislaus County were facing and continue to face.  Because of our wonderful employees, committed community partnerships, and a visionary Board of Supervisors - our program is changing lives for the better each and every day.  It has become a regional benchmark and is recognized as a powerful corporate citizenship model.