The MENTOR Network


At the MENTOR Network, community service is a way of life. The Network and its partners are committed to helping strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Across the country, our employees donate their time and energy to causes that are meaningful to them, with a spirit of giving back to the communities they call home. From charity walks to holiday food drives to regular volunteer work with local organizations, our employees share The Network’s mission of making life better for their neighbors. Here are some of their stories.

Ohio MENTOR Team Member Supports Those Battling Breast Cancer

Jaime from our Ohio MENTOR team has participated in the annual Covelli Enterprises Panerathon for many years. This year she participated in a virtual event to show her support safely.

The MENTOR Network and Partners Give Back During 2019 Holiday Season

As in past years, The MENTOR Network and its partners celebrated this holiday season by giving back to their communities. Programs across the country reached out to provide food, gifts and a helping hand to their neighbors.

Network Staff Participate in Challenge Bike Ride for Best Buddies International

In June 2019, a team made up of employees, family and friends of The MENTOR Network participated in the Best Buddies Challenge bike ride to Hyannis, MA.

Jesus Ocampo Helps Kids with Special Needs Be Part of the Team

Jesus Ocampo donates his time as a coach in the American Youth Soccer Organization’s VIP (Very Important Player) program in Garden Grove, CA. The VIP program enables players with a wide range of challenges challenges to play soccer in a supportive environment.

Leading By Example

Wesner Dorce left his home country of Haiti in 2006 to move to the United States. The obstacles he encountered when he arrived have inspired him to work to increase the availability and awareness of resources in his community for fellow immigrants.

Stefanie Baker Raises Funds for Childhood Cancer

The MENTOR Network’s own Stefanie Baker completed the Boston Marathon—her first marathon ever. Stefanie used her run to raise funds for Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Pediatric Oncology, an organization near and dear to her heart.

REM Iowa Observes a Giving Tradition on Thanksgiving

For the third holiday season in a row, staff and individuals served by REM Iowa participated in a community Thanksgiving dinner held by Victory Center Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization in Clinton, Iowa, that provides shelter and other services for people experiencing homelessness.

REM North Dakota Collects Warm Clothing for Needy Children

For the sixth year in a row, staff in REM North Dakota’s Devil Lake office decorated the office holiday tree not with lights and ornaments but with warm winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves and socks.

Shaping the Community

Jennifer Kulka has been volunteering with Our Dance Place in Minnesota for the past year. The organization’s vision is to offer a safe enjoyable social environment for individuals with disabilities.