Mentors are therapeutically trained and matched with clients based on their personal experiences, communication style, and mutual interests to make sure that they can connect with and build rapport with clients easily. We speak to whoever refers a client, their parents, therapists, psychiatrists and/or teachers, and the clients themselves to determine how we can best support a client and who on our team would be the most appropriate fit. This is an individualized and intentional process. We then determine the most appropriate number of hours per week to best support clients based on their unique needs and schedule. Mentors and clients spend time together out in the community doing activities, from surfing or skating, to working out, to hiking, to yoga/meditation, to building resumes and practicing interviewing for jobs, to learning how to grocery shop and cook; we tailor the activities based on whatever the client’s goals are. Mentors meet with clients a minimum of twice per week, often with one session being physical activity and one designed to help develop life skills or practice integrating therapeutic skills into the client’s daily lives.