Volunteer Youth Mentors

Why Be a Youth Mentor?

Youth mentors are driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of youth in their community.  Youth Mentors have an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need.  You can:

  • Be a positive role model
  • Help prevent violence and substance abuse in our community
  • Offer guidance and support for the people that need it the most
  • And most importantly, make a difference in the life of a vulnerable child.

Role

Mentors and their mentees spend a few hours a week together working towards goals and building positive relationships with the help of a Youth Assistance program case manager.

Training

Youth Mentors attend a free fifteen hour training program designed to strengthen the following skills and abilities:

  • How to help a youth make healthy decisions
  • How to create positive relationships
  • How to build self-confidence
  • How to influence a youth to reach their full potential