LINKS Mentoring Program

​Get Involved: Share What You Know by Becoming a LINKS Mentor

When you were growing up, was there someone in your life who encouraged you and showed you the ropes? That person was a mentor to you. You can "pass it on" to the next generation by volunteering as a mentor with the LINKS Mentoring Program.


The LINKS Mentoring Program is seeking adult volunteer mentors to become positive role models for eligible students at SCOE's Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School. Participating students have expressed a desire to work with a mentor to help them prepare for life after high school and have completed an application and orientation process.

This mentoring program is unique because it offers ongoing support to mentor/protégé matches by providing staff to facilitate the mentoring sessions each week. A program staff member is assigned to each school and facilitates each group mentor session, providing organized activities, materials and support.

Mentors meet with their protégés for one hour each week. Adult volunteers may commit to mentor a student for one semester or a full school year. Mentoring sessions occur during the school day, usually mid-morning.


Mentors may choose to participate at the following school site(s):

Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School (SCOE)
2040 Ethan Way
Sacramento 95825

Becoming a Mentor

  • Fill out and return the LINKS Mentoring ​Program Application
  • Schedule and attend an interview/orientation meeting.
  • Be cleared with a background check and TB test.
  • Attend a brief mentor training.
  • Be matched with a student at the school site most convenient to you.
  • Attend mentor sessions once per week as scheduled.

Businesses, service groups, and other organizations wishing to support the LINKS Mentoring Program should call Lindsay Cathcart Pennetta at (916) 228-2565 for additional information or to schedule a presentation.