Join the Mentor Revolution - Reach & Rise Youth Mentoring

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Instructors can help teens go a long way!


Reach and Rise is a national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults. It is a therapeutic mentoring program that provides a comprehensive mentor training, an established protocol for matching mentors and mentees, weekly one-hour face-to-face meetings; the creation of personalized growth plans, ongoing mentor-mentee support and appropriate processes for ending relationships.

Volunteer mentors are 21 years of age or older. Ideal Reach and Rise mentor is an open-minded, dependable and responsible adult who wants to share new interests and experiences with a child. Mentors get a free YMCA membership for the duration of the match.

Contact Reach and Rise Director Dianna Reichelt at 505-662-3100 or e-mail For more information go to


  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Law Enforcement
  • Psychology

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week
  • One year commitment and agree to meet with your mentee 1 hour per week.
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