Step 1

Let us know a little bit about yourself.

Step 2

Hop on a video call and chat about…

Step 3

We find a mentor in your community who shares that passion



Career Interests

Step 4

You get a behind the scenes look at the profession(s) with a customized internship and/or hang out with your mentor regularly:

  1. Learn about your passion through conversation
  2. Use passion project activity kits with you mentor for hands on experiences.

Have questions? We'd love to chat.​

Young Adult Friendships

Shania didn’t let her cancer diagnosis get in the way of her dream of one day owning a beauty salon when she met famous nail artist and salon owner, Aliya Wray, and got to talk to her about being a girl boss!
– Own and operate a beauty salon
Age: 21
Nothing gets Will more excited than sports, especially Pittsburgh sports. When we introduced him to then-Pirates President Frank Coonelly, Will had a friend that could fuel that passion for the world of sports.
– Interested in sports business
Age: 18
Although cancer took him away from his home court and team, Austin didn’t lose that sense of teamwork and the love of basketball as he got to hang out with the Carlow men’s basketball team.
– Basketball player
Age: 15

Frequently Asked Questions

Within the next work day, we will reach out to you to set up a video call. We begin by sharing more about the program and answer any questions you have. If you’re interested in participating, we dive into what you’re passionate and immediately begin the search for a local mentor! The mentor search typically takes four weeks. We will keep you posted throughout our search.

All mentors undergo a rigorous eligibility process including an application, interview, reference check, and state required background checks.

A Connecting Champions employee is on every single video meeting with the you and your mentor.

Although the mentor experience is specifically for the young adult, your siblings are always welcome to join.

It does not matter what stage you are in during the cancer journey. Whether you were just diagnosed or are 10 years out of treatment, we are here and ready to find a mentor! We serve up to age 26.

Reach Out to Us

Or contact / 412.376.3755

Reach Out to Us

Or contact / 412.376.3755