The City of Austin Mentor and Tutor Program allows City employees to volunteer in mentoring and tutoring roles with any of five programs approved by the Austin Independent School District (AISD).
The program aims to help improve the quality of life for Austin’s students while offering employees an opportunity to give back to the local community. Created in April 2002, the program was designed to encourage City employees to actively participate in AISD with a focus on low-performing schools. Nearly 400 volunteers participate in this program each academic year. Volunteers experience the joy of entering the classroom and interacting with students of all ages around Austin. To accommodate participation, the City provides its employees up to two hours of administrative leave during the workday.