Mentoring, at its core, guarantees to a child the fact that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.
That is Y Mentors.
Community Based Mentoring is a one to one match between a youth and adult. The two meet at least a couple times a month and do activities together. These activities are often out and about in the community.
Site Based Mentoring is an adult or two working with a small group of youth at one particular site. The group will participate in activities based on the site location.
Why Choose Y Mentors?
· On-going support
· Free monthly activities
· Y resources
· Community opportunities
· Our mentors offer their friendship, guidance to build a healthy mind, body, and spirit in their Mentee
A chance to give back to the community, have fun, & make a positive difference in the life of a child.
Volunteers must complete an application, furnish references, be willing to submit to a criminal background check, and able to make a one year commitment to the mentoring relationship.
"One thing I've certainly gained is a greater appreciation for the roles that parents, teachers, mentors, and other adults play in the lives of youth. It's not hard to see, once we take the time to be aware and give it some thought, the incredible number of kids and teens that are absolutely crying out for someone to connect with. And while that has always been a normal part of the growing up process, I don't think anyone would argue that many of the challenges and choices that today's youth are faced with are far beyond what any earlier generations have faced. Any time we can connect with a youth in a positive way or help show a young person that character is a part of everything we do (or don't do), I think we're making a difference in the future of our world. Carry on Mentors!"
The Y will match you with a Y Mentor based on your interests.