GUIDE YOUTH TO BRIGHTER FUTURES
Mentoring is a purposeful, effective and rewarding way to have a direct and lasting impact on a youth's life. Children and teens referred to Y mentoring programs have been identified by parents, guardians, school counselors and other plugged-in adults as needing the steady, predictable presence of a caring responsible adult in their lives.
There are many ways to participate as a volunteer mentor at the Y. We invite you to get involved.
Reach & Rise™
As a mentor you will spend time with a participant, 6–18 years old, who may be an at risk youth dealing with low self-esteem, social isolation, family problems, peer conflicts, poor academics, and/or poor decision making skills.
Mentors offer youth a positive, consistent, and nurturing relationship to build self-esteem, decision-making skills, and improve school performance. You’ll gain personal satisfaction as a mentor from making a difference in a youth’s life by devoting time and sharing your strengths.
YMCA Project Cornerstone
Community Partnerships help YMCA Project Cornerstone provide training on building strength and resiliency in youth to thousands of adults who regularly touch young people’s lives. Partnerships with local schools help empower young people, parents, and school staff to improve school climate and create vibrant, caring communities of learners.
Become a caring adult as a YMCA Project Cornerstone Volunteer.