SpringBoard and Collegiate Challenge

Over 600 mentors across SBISD are jumpstarting the lives of our students.


SpringBoard Mentoring:
The Power of An Hour

SpringBoard mentors in Spring Branch ISD assist students in grades 3 – 12 by offering guidance, encouragement and support. 

They provide young people with the skills needed to address personal, school and home issues that may discourage them from reaching their potential.  In just 30-60 minutes weekly, mentors supply the gift of hope to those they touch and give young people a vision of success.


Download: Tips for SBISD Mentors

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Collegiate Challenge:
Changing lives that will change the future.


That’s what mentors do through Collegiate Challenge, a program to help high school juniors and seniors prepare for college. 

Mentors help students with admissions, scholarships and financial aid applications, test preparation and career exploration.  In 90 minutes a week, mentors provide guidance and motivation to students, empowering them to become all that they can be.  

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Please consider becoming a mentor:

All Mentors

  • To be a mentor in SBISD, the first step is completing a Volunteer Application, which is open July-March (new matches will be made from October-March). To register for 2017-2018, please go to this website after July 1, 2017: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com/

To become a SpringBoard Mentor (one-on-one mentoring with a students in grades 3-12, once a week during lunch and/or recess):

  • Register to attend a new SpringBoard mentor training session. Trainings take place from September through early March. The 2017-2018 training schedule is posted HERE.
  • Once training and the mentor registration clearance are complete, you can be matched as a mentor to a student at the campus of your choice.
  • If you are part of a group, company or faith based organization, our team is happy to come to your location to provide mentor training. Please contact the SpringBoard Mentoring office to make arrangements at 713-251-2468 or mentor@springbranchisd.com.

To become a Collegiate Challenge Mentor (small group mentoring to juniors and seniors desiring to attend a four-year college):

  • Once mentor registration is completed and clearance notification has been received, contact the Collegiate Challenge coordinator at the school or Pat Waldrop, SBISD Collegiate Challenge Coordinator, patricia.waldrop@springbranchisd.com,
  • Click here to see the coordinator names, mentoring times and days-of-the-week for each high school. 

Who to Contact

Pat Waldrop
Coordinator of Community Services and Mentoring

Becky Wuerth
Customer Services and Community Relations Program Specialist

Andrea Villalobos
Mentor Program Facilitator