Mentors on Mentoring by Katherine Clay

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 Katherine Clay

I became a Casa Chirilagua mentor because… I wanted to become a more integral part of building the community I live in. We pass by so many faces every day that we never even acknowledge. By building relationships with my mentee and her family I have the opportunity to know some of those people I would otherwise just pass by in a day.

The best part of being a Casa Chirilagua mentor is… watching our mentees learn new skills and grow in all aspects of their life.

The coolest thing my mentee has taught me… is that the sacrifice of just a little time makes a world of difference.

– Katherine


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.