When a boy is mentored into a well-developed man, there are huge rewards – not just for the boy but for the adult mentor as well. Please fill out the mentor application to start the process. You may opt to mentor a group of boys or one-on-one.
Thank you for your interest in Son of a Saint. We know it can be hard for a single mom to raise a boy. Although we have limited space, your application is welcome and will be considered carefully. Please note that we can only accept boys who have lost their father to violence or natural causes, long term incarceration of 15 years or more to serve or adopted by a single mother. We currently do not accept willful neglect cases due to capacity restrictions.
Boys enter the program between the ages of 10-13 and participate until the age of 18. We currently have 100 boys in our program with plans to add 20 new mentees each year. Applications are accepted year-round but are only reviewed between December 1 and December 20. Boys who are accepted are contacted by December 25.
IMPORTANT: Due to a high number of applicants, we will stop accepting applications for the 2019-2020 cycle on September 30, 2019. If you are planning to submit an application, please do so before the end of the month.
Son of a Saint depends on volunteers for a variety of functions critical to the operational success of the organization. Volunteering with Son of a Saint is a rewarding way to make a difference for our boys and our city.
Son of a Saint’s Executive Mentor Council is a network of professional women and men who are passionate about tackling the issues facing disadvantaged youth in New Orleans and work together to advance the mission of Son of a Saint and the well-being of our mentees.