For Parents

What you should know about your child’s involvement

You’re probably here because your child has expressed interest in being a part of Mentor Up. So what is it? Mentor Up is new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation that brings together the younger generation's energy and talents to pursue reverse mentoring and community service opportunities that help people 50 and older stay connected and up to date.

Mentor Up provides opportunities, tools and resources for your child to make a difference in the lives of people in your community 50 and older through volunteer activities, technology coaching and more.

As a parent, you can help Mentor Up by assisting your child in identifying activities and opportunities in your community where people 50 and older need help, then supporting your child as he or she engages in projects and events.

By creating a profile on the Mentor Up website, young adults will be able to:

  • Have direct contact with the Mentor Up organization

  • Receive information about community service opportunities

AARP Foundation’s Role

Mentor Up is created and managed by AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate. AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for those now in crisis, so thousands of vulnerable low-income Americans 50+ can regain their foothold, continue to serve as anchors for their families and communities and ensure that their best life is still within reach.

  • Mentor Up will never share names, addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers or other personally identifiable information anywhere, ever.

  • People who participate in Mentor Up will never receive promotional or other materials from AARP or AARP Foundation.

For more details, visit our privacy policy and terms of service.