Building a relationship


Understanding your child
Selecting a mentor

The 1-2-1 Story
1-2-1 Mentoring was co-founded by us, Carlen Walters and Aimee De Poortere, two mothers who were both searching for a mentor to introduce into our children’s lives.

What we've discovered is that all children can benefit from having this type of relationship -- not just kids who would typically be considered "at-risk." We, as parents, can and should be intentional about helping our children build these relationships.

Check out our video to hear directly from us, our advisors and 1-2-1 mentors and mentees to learn more about the positive experience we provide for youth of all ages.


Watch as your child develops a positive relationship that has a lasting impact on his or her life.

Our goal is to make a successful match for your family. The first step in that process is for us to learn about your family’s goals and your child’s needs and interests.

If you find our cause worthy, please consider making a tax-deductible donation so we can continue doing this important work.


We’ll recommend a mentor for your child. You and your child have the opportunity to get to know the recommended mentor before proceeding.

Connecting your child with a mentor is easy.