Research shows that youth who have had a mentor are more likely to stay in school, graduate, set high academic goals, have higher self-esteem, better coping skills, are less likely to engage in illegal drugs and are less likely to cave to peer pressure. Wouldn't you like to help someone be strong like this?
Volunteer mentors receive free training, case-management support to help you navigate the relationships, and may have access to the Y with the mentee. An hour a week for a year is all that is required. Must be 23 years old, or older, pass a background check and have a clean driving record.
Contact Reach and Rise Director Dianna Reichhelt at 505-662-3100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to http://laymca.org/reach-rise.shtml.
- Child Development
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 23
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour per week
- One year commitment and agree to meet with your mentee 1 hour per week.