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Cardinal Opportunities


Mentors Needed!

For 21 years, the Cardinal Opportunities Mentoring Program has supported more than 100 high school students in the District. Students are matched with community volunteers who help the mentees (students) prepare for the world of high school, post-secondary education or employment.

The goals of the program include:


  • empowering students to reach their potential

  • exposing students to options and opportunities

  • helping students focus on the future

  • assisting students in exploring realistic goals

  • helping students develop self-esteem

  • encouraging enriching experiences


Cardinal Opportunities is looking for adults (25 years of age or older) to serve as mentors.

If you have four hours a month to spend with a student and the willingness to provide counsel, friendship, and constructive guidance, you can help a young person achieve his or her potential. Following a matching process, background checks and training, mentors may provide many forms of support, such as:


  • Advice and guidance in decision-making while encouraging the student to make his/her own decisions and to be responsible for the possible consequences


  • Career advice and experience to assist the student in developing and refining skills needed in everyday living


  • Friendship, understanding, and caring. Being available when a listening ear is needed. Giving encouragement and praise, building confidence.


To volunteer or find out more about Cardinal Opportunities contact Sue Diehl at 215-913-9370 or

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