Experience Partners

Now, more than ever KIDS NEED YOU TO SHARE

Whether it’s your hobbies, interests, workplace, or career, young people are starving for the opportunity to learn about and experience future possibilities. Today, studies show that many kids live in what they call an “opportunity gap” because they simply don’t have connections that will expose them to new worlds and experiences. Unfortunately, without these opportunities, they don’t possess the same hope and perspective. This is leading to lower social/emotional health, greater drop-out rates, less post-secondary educational pursuits, a higher poverty rate, and more overall negative and destructive behaviors.

Become an EXPERIENCE PARTNER to close that gap!

We simply ask for about 1 hour* each time, to share your “experience” with one of our mentor matches. The mentor will always accompany the young person as an overseer and to offer support.

* Some experiences may take less or more time.

We ask that you provide this opportunity a few times a year, as we have kids curious about your “experience”. We will contact you to schedule the visit.

Enjoy showing the young person a whole new world of fun, learning, and possibilities. Feel good knowing that you played a key role in helping that young person find a new hobby and perhaps a new path forward in life!

Here are some examples:

  • Auto Repair
  • Woodworking
  • Gardening
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Job Tour or Job Shadow
  • Horseback Riding
  • Animal Care/Training
  • Any Sports
  • Models/RC Cars
  • Sewing/Knitting/Quilting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Cooking
  • Photography/Videography
  • Graphic Arts
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Pickling/Canning
  • Online Streaming/podcast
  • Pottery/Sculpting

  • Painting/Drawing
  • Archery/Sportsman
  • Floral Arranging
  • Astronomy
  • Chess
  • Computer Programming
  • Collecting
  • Fantasy Sports
  • Flying/Pilot
  • Interior Decorating
  • Investing/Finances
  • Foreign Languages
  • Magic
  • Martial Arts
  • Metalworking
  • Origami
  • Paintball
  • Plumbing
  • Pool/Darts
  • Robotics

  • Reading/Bookclubs
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Travel
  • Volunteerism
  • Writing
  • Metal Detecting
  • Bird Watching
  • Beekeeping
  • Theater/Drama
  • Rocket Launching
  • Jewelry Making
  • Model Railroads
  • Puzzles
  • Table Tennis
  • Cosplay
  • Prepping
  • Geocaching
  • Any hobby or career…



Joining Is Simple


Download Experience Partner application, complete (it’s very short), and email back to info@forgeyouthmentoring.org

Forge will contact you to schedule an EXPERIENCE visit from mentor match(es), based on your timing and number of participants requested.


Share your experience with our mentees and their mentors and we’ll contact you afterwards to ask how it went!


Sit back and enjoy knowing that you helped shape the future of young people in our community!

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