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Mentoring Program


Partnering Pals is a mentoring program run by the nonprofit organization Heart & Home Ministries. Established in 2010, Partnering Pals mentors students at Advantage Academy's Dallas, Waxahachie, and Grand Prairie West campuses. 

Students are referred to the program by teachers, and permission must be obtained from the parent or guardian for the student to be assigned a mentor. Mentors and their student meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis at the child’s campus. In addition, mentoring events are held throughout the school year, such as at Christmas and the end of the year, to help establish a relationship between the mentor, student, and family.

For continued growth and success of the program, “Partnering Pals” is always in need of caring adult mentors. Apply to be a mentor or contact:

Heidi Dollar
Executive Director
Phone: 214-356-3823

All interested mentors must submit a mentor application and pass the required background check.

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If you would like to donate to Heart and Home Ministries, please send to the address below, or visit Your donation will go towards helping more students get connected to a caring mentor to help them reach their full potential. 

Heart and Home Ministries 
c/o Advantage Academy
Attn: Heidi Dollar, Director
618 W. Wheatland Road
Duncanville, TX 75116

Charitable donations to this organization are tax deductible. This organization benefits religion-related, spiritual development, focusing specifically on Christian programs. The organization is a 501(c)(3) corporation that receives less than 1/3 of its support from investment and unrelated business income and greater than 1/3 of its support from fees.