Goodwill®’s  GoodGuides® Juvenile Justice Youth Mentoring matches youth (ages 12-17) involved in the Pima County Juvenile Court Center (PCJCC) with supportive and trusted adult mentors to promote positive decision-making, educational attainment, and personal development through effective mentoring practices in both group and one-on-one matches.

Mentor RequirementsYouth EligibilityApplication Process



GoodGuides® recruits, trains and supports volunteer mentors to engage youth in exploring career & educational goals, and building healthy social connections through a supportive mentoring relationship.

You don’t need special skills or superpowers to be a great mentor; you will make a difference just by being yourself!


Mentoring is not a large time commitment

We ask that our mentors and mentees commit to
4 hours a month for 1 full year.

Mentoring is Simple

All you need to do is be yourself, be open, and be willing to share your experiences with deserving youth.

Do Good

Mentoring is a great way to give back to your
community by helping youth discover themselves and build a better future.


Mentoring Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with mentee
  • Must be able to make a 1 year commitment from time of introduction to your mentee

Mentor Enrollment Process

  • Submit an application – MENTOR APPLICATION
  • Attend an interview
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide two references, with at least one being professional
  • Attend a 4-hour training at Goodwill®
  • Attend an Introduction to your mentee


Youth Eligibility

  • Must be between ages 12-17
  • Must want to have a mentor
  • Must be able to spend at least 4 hours per month with your mentor
  • Must be able to make a one year commitment from time of introduction to your mentor
  • Must want to learn about potential careers and/or higher education
  • Must be able to benefit from having a positive role model and friend

Youth Enrollment Process

  • Submit an application – YOUTH ENROLLMENT APPLICATION
  • Attend an interview with parent or legal guardian*
  • Attend an Orientation at Goodwill®
  • Attend an Introduction to your mentor; your parent or legal guardian must be present*

Links to stories from The Arizona Daily Star about the GoodGuides youth mentor program here in Southern Arizona can be found here and here.

How to Apply

Submit an Application

To become a mentor:


To enroll in the mentor program:


Please complete the application forms and email them to either:  or

Or you can send them by mail to:

Goodwill® GoodGuides
Goodwill® Industries of Southern Arizona
1940 E. Silverlake, Suite 405
Tucson, AZ 85713


Contact us

Elaine Everson
Youth Mentoring Program Manager
Phone: (520) 623-5174 Ext. 7022
Jason Palmer
Youth Mentoring Specialist
Phone: (530) 623-5174 Ext. 7031
Cell: (520) 419-8995
 *GoodGuides mentoring is fully funded by Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona.