Teen Mentoring Program

The Bowie Teen Mentoring Program (TMP) matches adult volunteer mentors with students at Bowie High School and 8th graders at Samuel Ogle Middle School and Benjamin Tasker Middle School. Mentors and teens meet weekly, during the student’s lunch period. The voluntary participation of both mentors and mentees contributes to the success of the program. 

The weekly meetings between a mentor and their mentee help to build a positive relationship that has the potential to change the course of a teen’s high school experience, their life, and the community. Through this program, students gain a stable, caring, and nurturing relationship with an adult mentor, increasing the student’s sense of personal confidence and resiliency.

Interested in Being a Mentor?

Are you interested in giving back to the Bowie community and making a difference in the life of a young person?

The TMP invites you to apply to be a mentor if you are willing to:

  • Make a commitment to a teen for the school year
  • Meet weekly with a teen, usually during lunch
  • Agree to an interview and security screening
  • Attend initial mentor training and occasional follow-up training

Adult volunteer application

Students: Interested in Having a Mentor?

Are you interested in having weekly lunches with a supportive and stable adult role model? 

All Bowie High School students and 8th graders at Samuel Ogle Middle School and Benjamin Tasker Middle School are invited to apply to be matched with a mentor.

Student application

Contact Amanda Pumphrey for more information at 301-809-3033.