Reach and Rise Youth Mentoring


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Hot Springs Family YMCA130 Werner St.Hot Springs, AR 71913

Leelah and Paula, a Reach and Rise mentoring match!


Reach and Rise is a free national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults. The one-on-one mentoring program has been in effect since 1992, and the group mentoring began in 2016.

One-on-One mentoring supports youth 6 to 17 by matching mentees with caring and supportive adults trained in therapeuting mentoring methods. Matches meet one to three hours a week for a year.

The Group mentoring serves youth 8 to 15 in a group setting with 6 youth and two adults, meeting two hours a week for 16 weeks (or for 8 weeks during our summer program). Volunteers provide group based mentoring services while creating safe, healthy and meaninful relationships with youth.

One-on-One: Elan McAfee,, 501-623-8803

Group: Hope Foster,, 501-623-8803


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 3 hours a week
  • 15 hours of training

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