Mentor4Success

Through our Mentor4Success program, we provide a series of workshops for students and parents, covering fundamental information from applications to essays, financial literacy to professional development and more. We connect high school juniors and seniors with trained community volunteers to help them explore their future college, financial, and career goals. Students are encouraged to meet individually with mentors throughout the year in our Student Resource Center, complete with laptops, WiFi, college and scholarship resources, etc.

Mentor4Success Kick-off Night
November 5th 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Black United Fund Office



Applications Due: October 17th


Workshops Include:

  • Scholarship Application Days

  • SAT Preparation

  • Career Panels (STEAM Careers)

  • Interviews, Networking, Resumes & Cover Letters

  • FAFSA & Financial Aid

  • FAFSA Application Assistance

  • Financial Literacy

  • Parent Information Sessions




  • Volunteers!
    The student populations we are focusing on are between the ages of 16-19, at-risk, underserved, low-income, and/or foster care youth in the Portland Metropolitan area. Experience is not required! There will be various training sessions and lots of resources available. We are looking for volunteers that have the desire and ability to work with teenage students, sensitivity to student challenges, strong sense of commitment and maintain a patient and enthusiastic attitude. We are always accepting volunteer applications. Come help make a difference is the lives of the youth in our community.

    For more information, please contact Education Program Coordinator Marshawna Williams at or 503-282-7973 ext 102.