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Pen Pals

est. 2020




Mentors - Adult volunteers who are 18+ years old, have completed Companions for Children's Screening Process, live in Minot, ND or a 15-mile radius, have a supervisor who is supportive of participation, and can volunteer for a minimum of one school year (Aug - May).

​Mentees - Students in a participating elementary school classroom in Minot, ND.


A Pen Pal relationship empowers the student to unlock their full personal and academic potential.
Developing academic skills, self-confidence, and self-concept.


At home, work, wherever! Mentors are provided a one week timeline to read their students letter and write a corresponding letter, making this a very flexible volunteer opportunity.


The Pen Pals program is currently at Sunnyside, Washington, and John Hoeven Elementary. Matches meet in the school and have lunch in a predesignated area one-on-one.

Are you a 4thh or 5th grade elementary teacher who would like to have this program in your classroom?
Get in touch and we will add you to our waitlist for upcoming availability. 


Interested in being a volunteer Pen Pal Mentor next school year?

We anticipate to open applications for this program in April 2023 and will be in touch at that time. 
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