Rediscover the joys of reading by volunteering as a Tutor-Mentor with PPL’s after-school youth programs! We help students from low-income communities succeed in school through engaging activities in a positive environment that’s full of laughter and smiles.

Volunteer Tutor-Mentors are matched 1:1 or in small groups with youth to support social and academic growth through literacy tutoring (50 minutes each night), relationship-building, and enrichment activities.

K-5th grade program: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm
6th-8th grade program: Mondays, 4:30-7:30pm

Required training before starting at program


Location: North Minneapolis
Ages: 16+
Date(s): Now-May
Time(s): See description
Contact: / 612-455-5108
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week


Kids ‘n Kinship matches volunteer mentor families, couples, & individuals with children ages 5-16 in need of additional positive role models for fun and enriching weekly activities. We are based in Dakota County and are celebrating our 40th year of serving families in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville & Rosemount though our mentors may drive in from other areas. Matches are made based on compatible personalities, ages and interests as well as preferences of both volunteer(s) and child/parent. Our families say that mentoring together ensures they have weekly family time and that it’s easy to include another child with the family activity, whether it’s a board game, sledding, a trip to a park, or going to the zoo or a museum. We offer discounted passes to area attractions to make activities more affordable, a 45-minute information session, a 2-hour training session, as well as ongoing training and support. We ask mentors and mentees to commit to a year’s time together in order to build their relationship; however, many of our matches become lifelong friendships and our average match is about 3 years. Please consider being a mentor to a child – it is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to volunteer!

Want to mentor but live in Hennepin or Anoka County? Check out Kinship of Greater Mpls ( for the local mentoring program, sister to Kids ‘n Kinship. Contact 612.588.4655 in Hennepin County and 763.862.6755 in Anoka County

Location: Your home or the community
Date(s): Ongoing opportunity
Time(s): Ongoing opportunity