Make a Huge Difference in a Child's Life - Become Their MENTOR! *We Work with Your Schedule!*


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


3412 Ross RoadWe Match You with Youth in Your Area!Palo Alto, CA 94303

Start Changing a Life Today!


REACH & RISE Mentoring through the YMCA

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 change a child's future forever! Reach & Rise offers individual support to positively impact the lives of youth ages 6-17 in the Bay Area Peninsula region.

As a mentor, you can 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.


Driver's License

23+ years old

Meet 1-3 hours a week for 1 year

Pass background check and drug screen


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

Next training begins soon! Email Mike at or call at 618-616-9411 for more information and an application.

Start changing a kid's life forever... TODAY!

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


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

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