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.

Mentor with Students

YMCA Project Cornerstone

YMCA Project Cornerstone is building a community where all adults support children and teenagers so that they thrive. A community initiative of YMCA of Silicon Valley, the program reaches more than 400 schools to change the personal behavior of adults, strengthen programs that serve youth, and impact public policy.

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.