About the Dream Mentoring Program

The Dream Mentoring programme supports 14-18 year olds from vulnerable backgrounds through the critical phase of embracing adulthood. Designed with the help of professional clinical psychologists Dr. David Pearson and Dr. Fiona Kennedy from the U.K, it recruits, trains and matches volunteers with young people for 1-to-1 mentoring for a defined period.
It guides them to make informed decisions about career, higher education, workplace and personal relationships, and manage conflicts better, as they enter adulthood.
Since 2007, the programme has impacted close to 200 young people. We plan to reach out to more young people by helping other non-profit organisations establish their own mentoring programmes and build their capacities through training and resources.
Mentors and life skills
Mentors offer support, friendship, encouragement and reinforcement to young people from difficult circumstances. They act as positive role models. As they actively listen, and offer validation and encouragement, a young person can cope better with day-to-day challenges and positively deal with his/ her circumstances.

Mentoring can also help young people develop self-esteem and confidence about their own skills, talents and abilities to solve problems. Mentoring conversations allow them to articulate their goals and dreams better, and learn how to foresee obstacles and overcome them.



The program matches volunteer-mentors with youth for 1-to1 mentoring at our community partner centers - community youth centers, low income schools or orphanages/children’s homes. Currently the program works with:-
  • Makkala Jagriti, Adugodi Community Center, Adugodi
  • Makkala Jagriti, Siddhapura Community Center, Jayanagar
  • Excellent English School, Raza Educational & Welfare Society, Bismillanagar
  • Round Table School, Roopena Agrahara, Near Bommanahalli
  • DreamConnect Center, Koramangala
  • Baale Mane Trust, Gopalapura
  • Vishwas, Helpline Charitable Trust, J. P. Nagar
These young people are disadvantaged, low income families living a slums or orphaned/runaway/destitute living in shelter/childrens' homes.

Be a mentor, make a difference

As a volunteer mentor, you can commit for 6 months or 1 year.

1. 12 mentoring sessions within 6 months – at least 2-3 per month.

2. 24 mentoring sessions within 12 months – at least 2-3 per month.

To volunteer, write to volunteer@dreamadream.org. We have two programme cycles beginning in January and July every year. If shortlisted, you’ll undergo hands-on training that equips you for the task.

To Read More visit http://dreamadream.org/life-skills/programmes/dream-mentoring/