Interested in working one-on-one to help a child or young adult reach their dreams?  Check out these programs.

The "I Have a Dream" Foundation Mentoring Program

The "I Have a Dream" Foundation - Milwaukee is excited to offer a mentorship opportunity for Rotarians to work with local youth through the Dreamers program. As a mentor, you will be paired with a young person who is eager to learn and grow and you will work together on a regular basis to achieve their goals.  Mentors provide academic support, assist mentees with skills like time management and goal setting, help mentees explore career options, and provide guidance on personal development.  Meetings between mentors and Dreamers will typically take place for one hour, one day a week for one year.  Flexibility is important, as schedules may vary depending on the mentee's needs.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Larry Willis at or 414-335-3205. 

Forward Scholars Tutoring Program

The Club is partnering with Forward Scholars, a local nonprofit, to provide tutoring opportunities for our members. Forward Scholars (FS) has a proven track record of helping Kindergarten through 3rd grade students in the Milwaukee Public Schools reach grade level in reading. Rotarian tutors are paired with students with whom they meet up to twice per week for an hour with the guidance of a site coordinator who develops each day’s lessons.  FS can create tutoring schedule to fit your schedule.  Learn more about the program here.

If you are interested in tutoring, contact Melissa Rios at

UW Milwaukee Lubar College of Business Mentorship Program 
UW Milwaukee’s Lubar College of Business Mentorship Program (LCBMP) is designed to help transition diverse and first-generation students from the classroom to the workforce by providing soft-skill development and by creating connections between students and the Milwaukee business community.  Juniors are matched with a volunteer business professional and benefit from one-on-one interaction with a mentor who provides personal and career guidance. The mentors make a one-year commitment and are expected to meet quarterly with the students.  Learn more about the program here.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor at the Lubar College of Business, contact Shayla Beaulieu
Rotary Scholarship Program Mentor

The Rotary Club Scholarship Program supports its 25 scholars with an annual financial award and mentorship.  Each scholar is paired with a Rotarian mentor who provides guidance, career and personal advice and assistance in navigating the college experience. Many students find the mentor relationship to be the program’s greatest resource.  Mentors and Scholars connect on a monthly basis while the student is in college and often continue their relationship after graduation.  Learn more about the program here.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor to a Rotary Scholar, contact Brenda Campbell