Mentor 2.0
Become a mentor. It has never been easier.

South Valley Academy is currently in its fourth year of collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the mentor 2.0 program. This program is working to place mentors with 9th - 12th Grade students at SVA High School. The goal is to match 140 students at the school with a mentor.

While you may have heard about Big Brothers Big Sisters traditional programs, mentor2.0 has a twist – you mentor via email! 

GOAL: The program goals are still very similar – getting kids to graduate from high school, college ready.

SAFETY: The safety checks are still the same – background checks, training, interviews, regular contact with a professional Big Brothers Big Sisters employee.

TIME: The time commitment is different – mentors will receive a new email “topic” from their mentee once per week. As the mentor, you will be asked to respond to each prompt at least weekly, however you can do so at your convenience. All email conversations can be monitored by a professional BBBS employee, or the classroom teacher for safety. Each student will follow a weekly curriculum ranging from “getting to know you” types of emails to career and educational topics, such as “how did you decide what career path you wanted to follow?” The mentor2.0 portal will give the mentor tips or suggestions on how to respond to the student.

FACE-TO-FACE VISITS: Mentors and students will meet face-to-face for about 2 hours once every four-to-six weeks at South Valley Academy for a structured group visit or activity.

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS: You must be at least 21 years old, have a college degree (or be a high school graduate with professional experience), have access to the Internet to exchange email and have 2 hours every four-to-six weeks to meet with your mentee at their school.

Is this something you can do?
Please download the handout below, which includes a brief overview of the program and some Frequently Asked Questions.

 Click here to download Mentor 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information on the Mentor 2.0 program

If you are interested in participating in the program, you must enroll as a mentor
for the program by visiting

To learn more about the program, call 505-837-9223 or e-mail