Change a Kid's Life FOREVER - Become a YMCA Youth Mentor!


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


550 Bell St.East Palo Alto, CA 94303


All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Become a mentor in our Reach & Rise Mentoring Program and inspire a child's future.

YMCA's Reach & Rise offers individual support to youth ages 6-18 in the Bay Area Peninsula region. We match you with a youth that live near you and need a positive adult role model!

As a mentor, you will help youth who may be dealing with issues such as low self-esteem, social isolation, family problems, peer conflict, academic challenges or poor decision-making skills.


23+ Years Old

Meet 1-3 hours per week for 12 months

Pass background check and drug screen

Driver's License and Insurance


Mentor training (15 hours total) and 1-3 hours per week (flexible) for one year

Next Training begins soon. Email Mike at or call at 618-616-9411 for an application and start your journey of changing a youth's life today!

Check out this amazing Mentor/Mentee Match in this Reach & Rise Video:


  • Tutoring
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week for one year (flexible)

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