With a strong team of committed mentors, The Smart Project will be able to help local students prepare for a career in the creative field. We will always need a variety of skill-sets to help all students' interested.  Please contact us for more information and if you would like to get involved please fill out the application linked below.


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This program will allow mentors to expand upon leadership skills while sharing their passion for art and design by mentoring
creative teens. While working with the program mentors will:

Meet with teens once a week after school.

Engage with mentees in a project or workshop, helping them to refine their skills and find creative solutions to challenges. 

Encourage students to use their creative talents in everything from illustration to photography to create, revise, and complete their own projects.

Support and document the creative, behavioral, and skill development of young learners.

Help mentees to value their creative skills in ways that are applicable to future careers. 

Prepare and run creative projects while maintaining a fun and safe environment.


1. An online portfolio or evidence of creative work

2. Valid driver's license

3. Completed online application


Become a Mentor

Who May Attend

Attendance is limited to students in grades 8-12 who are interested and have chosen to participate in the TSP creative afterschool track as well as mentors approved by The Smart Project and AIGA education board.


Program Registration

Students who are interested in participating in the afterschool program either occasionally or frequently should fill out the required forms and return them to the school office. Please note that returning these forms is in no way a permanent commitment; it will simply allow TSP administrators to make appropriate staffing placements.



1. 2.3 or higher GPA

2. Completed application

Become a Mentee

Mentors can also download the official application here!

You really will make a great mentor! We are waiting for you!


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