Community for Youth's mission is to inspire and support the social, emotional, and academic development of students through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.
Our unique model ensures that both students and mentors benefit from being part of CfY. We match mentors with high school students following a weekend of community-building, fun, and collaborative learning.
CfY is not just a mentoring organization--we're a community. Based on our model of concentric circles of support, students and mentors meet weekly in a variety of group sizes, including 1-on-1, in larger workshops of 40 student-mentor matches and in small groups of 7 matches.
CfY serves high school students, ages 14-19 from South Seattle communities, who have self-identified as wanting additional support and community in their lives. We receive referrals from school staff as well as conduct general recruitment in schools. All students opt into the program.
Community workshops and other CfY activities take place each week on either Tuesday or Thursday from 6:00-8:30 for the duration of the academic year (September-June). You choose which night of the week works best for you!
If you're interested in mentoring, reply to this posting and/or complete our mentor application, which can be found here: http://communityforyouth.org/index.php/mentors/.
Once your application is complete, a staff person will reach out to you to schedule a phone interview.
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Once per week for duration of academic year