Be a Mentor

“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path.”

Be BOLD. Be A Mentor.

Get started by filling out the online application. Need to learn more first? Then check out the following information on this page or call Bolder Options’ Outreach Coordinator, Dillyn Carlson at 612.767-3507. Email him at

Mentoring with Bolder Options

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Our Mentors are Appreciated & Supported
every step of the way.

Mentoring Brochure_coverDownload this PDF version of our Mentoring Brochure online to get a quick idea of how the Bolder Options mentoring program works.



MVP perks sheet_no MVPDownload this PDF of the Mentor Value Perks & Program Outline to quickly get an idea of the incentives and the program resources made available to you to help make the time you spend with your mentee manageable and fulfilling.


What it means to Be BOLD…in real life.

When 5th grader Jerry came to Bolder Options, his school had concerns about his well-being. He was on medication for ADHD, living in deep poverty in a precarious housing situation and struggling in school due to anxiety and bullying. Additionally, Jerry’s health wasn’t the best since he wasn’t getting much physical activity day-to-day. Things didn’t look good for his long-term outcomes, but Bolder Options staff recognized a spark in Jerry that was hard to deny. They matched him with Jack, a mentor in our biking program. Jerry had never ridden a bike before, and at 11 years-old and overweight, he was nervous to try. But, with the investment of time, one-on-one attention, and the equipment he needed, Jerry not only learned to bike, he began riding every week with Jack. The pair proudly reported on Jerry’s progress each time they met to tackle an activity together. Thanks to Jack’s investment, Jerry now has the confidence and support he needs to improve his health, be active like any other kid and successfully navigate 5th grade.

Now you’re ready to make a difference!
Fill out the online application.

Be BOLD. Be A Mentor.