Become a Mentor with College Tribe


4 or 2-year college degree

Junior Mentors are college students  

Staff sergeant or higher ranking in the military  

2 days a month (2nd and 4th Saturday 11am to 2pm)

1 year commitment  

Pass a background check

Attend quarterly mentor training

Process (15 to 35 days)

Complete online application (5 minutes)

Phone call with Mentoring Manager (10 minutes)

Attending New Mentor training (90 minutes)

Background check

Receive Mentoring start letter



Help guide black boys toward success

Networking with other successful black men

Monthly stipend


College Tribe

We are a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) youth development organization in Washington DC.  We partner with four schools in DC to provide after school STEAM education to 3rd to 8th grade boys two days a week during the school year.  We also provide these boys with group mentoring opportunities twice a month. One day is a field trip the other we stay at our location at Covenant Baptist Church and do seminars, have fun and eat lunch.  


College Tribe is now in our thirteenth year and poised for our best year yet.  Our course catalogue this year includes: Robotics, Video Game Design, Video Production and Comic Book Creation.  We do group mentoring where two mentors are assigned to a group of 3-5 boys.



We have 25 boys in our mentoring program:  15 3rd to 5th graders and 10 6th to 8th graders

78% of our boys come from women headed households

82% live east of the Anacostia river

90% will be the first in their family to go to college


Mentoring topics

In our monthly mentoring seminars we cover the following:

  1. Table manners

  2. African history

  3. Jazz and the Blues

  4. African American Art

  5. Relationships

  6. College and Careers

  7. Racism and Race