Mentors on Mentoring by Adrian Pettaway

January is National Mentoring Month! Casa Chirilagua has over 40 incredible mentors who each give their time and energy every week to one unique student. Throughout this month we’ll be sharing what some of our mentors have to say about mentoring with Casa Chirilagua.

Casa Chirilagua Mentoring Match

Mentors on Mentoring by Adrian Pettaway

1. I became a Casa Chirilagua mentor because… I wanted to give a student the time, attention, and affirmation I longed for as a child.

2. The best part of being a Casa Chirilagua mentor is… seeing the smile on my mentee’s face when I pick him up.

3. The coolest thing my mentee has taught ME is… to always make time for fun.

– Adrian

Casa Chirilagua Mentoring Match


Casa Chirilagua is always looking for more mentors! When you mentor a child, two lives are changed. Please consider getting to know one of the 18 students on our current waiting list. Download our FAQs here then email Adriana Gomez, Mentoring Director (, to get started.

If you’re already a mentor with Casa Chirilagua or another organization, encourage a friend or family member to become a mentor during National Mentoring Month by sharing your story or our posts on Facebook and Twitter.