"My mentee helped me realize I want to work with people and the community."
"It's amazing to see my mentee transformed from a boy to a man."
It's especially hard for children during the time of a pandemic. They can't see their friends and they can't burn off their excess energy at home, and that is why mentoring is more important than ever. We are mortifying our program to half online and half in person, keeping both you and our mentee safe while still making an impact on the community.
We are looking for responsible adults to mentor children 6-17 years old in the Chinatown neighborhood. You will meet once a week with your mentee in the course of a year. Most of our matches hang out after school or on the weekends. Activities include basketball and soccer, cook and swim at the Y, and/or hangout at different festivals and community events in the City. If you think you have what it takes, feel free to contact Anna at email@example.com for more information about the program!
REACH & RISE™ Mentoring Program strives to make a difference in a child's life. This free program was established to provide youth from over-stressed families an opportunity to grow through a positive relationship with an adult mentor. The program furthur embodies the mission statement of the YMCA to build strong kids, strong families, strong communities by enriching their spirit, mind, and body.
Highly trained mentors meet with mentees once each week to discuss issues occurring in the youth's life while engaging in enriching activities in the community. A key feature of the program is the inclusion of parents in the mentoring process, from matching their child to an appropriate mentor, to setting goals for the mentoring relationship. Youth are referred from schools, counselors, parents and other YMCA programs.