"Embrace the Challenge"

"An Opportunity for a Second Chance"

Mentor Information:

  - As Mentors, you must complete your background check, before you can visit your Mentee; Mentor/Match Training is “Required as well”, please plan to attend on one of the training dates. **

  - If you plan to visit on any of the events listed, please let your assigned Case Manager know 48 hours in advance, by phone or via e-mail, for planning purposes.

  - During the Memorial Day Pass, the cadets are expected to complete specific tasks while at home, such as Service to Community, Job Search, etc., we ask that you take part in these activities.

  - Remember to keep in touch with your Mentee, via mail, email, etc., during the Residential Phase of the Academy, this will make a difference.

  - You will be invited to attend other activities (Job Fairs, College Days, etc.) we will notify you in advance, updates will be posted online.

Placement/Mentor Staff Contact Information

Name Title Phone E-mail
Dione Robertson Coordinator 202-730-1531


Tonya Lewis Assistant Coordinator 202-730-1631 tonya.lewis@dc.gov 
Ricardo Abbott Case Manager 202-430-7730


Jayonda Johnson Case Manager 202-430-9025 jayonda.johnson2@dc.gov 
Vacant Case Manager 202-734-0096
CGYCA Fax Number 202-730-1532

Thank you for visiting the Mentor page for the Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy. 

To volunteer as a Mentor please call (202) 730-1531/1631 or email: mentor@cgyca.org