Team-Based Mentoring for Foster Youth
Make a lasting impact in the lives of youth in foster care
Through our team-oriented approach to mentoring, we help heal the wounds of foster care by building trusted and supportive relationships
Explore your potential as you consider becoming a mentor
It can be tempting to stay in our comfort zones as we begin to hear that familiar call to get involved and contribute...
Maybe we're fearful that we don’t have the capacity to serve in a meaningful way or wonder if the little time that we do have could actually make a difference in confronting systemic issues like the trauma of the foster-care system. The Braid Team can help you explore this opportunity and your potential!
Are you ready to get connected to a greater purpose?
Get matched with two other adult volunteers and mentor as a team
One Hour a Week
One hour a week is all it takes to make a lasting impact in the life of a mentee
Explore the Bay Area together with your team during weekly outings
We've trained over 700 volunteers in the Bay Area since 2014
Join our mission to make a positive impact in our community for generations to come
"It is such a joy mentoring through Braid Mission and being part of the Braid community. Braid's innovative team-based mentoring makes it possible to create a meaningful relationship with my mentee while having the flexibility to travel and attend to personal needs while my teammates keep up continuity meeting with our mentee. I have so many precious memories with my mentee and teammates over the years."
Bri KapellasBraid Mentor
"I moved back to the Bay Area in April of 2020 after a few years away and found a city struggling with the effects of the pandemic. After looking for ways to help my local community, with a focus on the most vulnerable, I came across Braid Mission. The work they do with children in the foster system is incredibly important in creating stability for those that lack it most. "
Dan LandersBraid Mentor
"My time with Braid has been incredibly rewarding, from the first orientation session to every hangout session with our youth. I've loved working with my teammates and coalescing around the mission to provide a safe, fun, and meaningful experience for our youth weekly."
Samantha DolsBraid Mentor
"I love being a Team Facilitator! There is so much value in helping mentors, the youth, and the foster parents plan team outings, brainstorm ideas, and reach their full potential. As a team facilitator, I can make a difference in the life of a foster youth, from my living room, in just an hour or two a week!"
Jessica BarberBraid Facilitator
"I've been a volunteer mentor at Braid Mission since 2018 for a very amazing and smart child. The team at Braid has always been hands on, extremely diligent and very kind with their support of all volunteers every step of the way."
Jeanette WrightBraid Mentor
Everyone can play a role in healing the wounds of foster care
Become a Mentor
Get matched with a team of adult volunteers and a youth in foster care
Become a Facilitator
Support a volunteer group to help them confidently mentor youth
Sponsor a Team
Contribute to our mission by sponsoring our mentor teams
Card of Hope
Send encouragement to youth in foster care and their social workers