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1 YMCA DRSelma, AL 36701


Children and Teens in Selma Need Your Support.

Founded in 1992 and led by the YMCA of San Francisco, the successful Reach & Rise Mentoring program is being implemented at Y’s across the nation, and the YMCA of Selma is now one of 40+ Ys offering the program. This program has proven to help youth:

  • Express their feelings.
  • Improve school grades.
  • Expect more from themselves.
  • Get along better with others.
  • Become more involved in enrichment programs and after-school activities.
Helping Youth Succeed: About the Program

Nearly one in five youth live in poverty and are at risk of falling prey to crime, drugs and other hurdles that could keep them from reaching a productive adulthood, obtaining an education and successfully entering the workforce, but research also shows that youth are more likely to succeed with the support of a caring adult. Help more kids and teens achieve by becoming a Reach & Rise mentor. This program:

  • Connects youth ages 6 to 17 with adult mentors for 12-18 months.
  • Provides one-to-one mentoring services to create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth.
  • Gives mentors and their mentees the opportunity to grow together through service projects, field trips and other engaging activities.


  • It costs nothing to be a mentor
  • You receive free training and support Locally and Nationally
  • You feel good about helping a child/teen in Selma who needs a positive role model.
  • You will be doing good for an entire family in Selma.
  • You will qualify to receive a free YMCA membership
  • Mentoring is as good for mentor's health as it is for mentees.


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 Hours a week
  • Positive Attitude, Willingness to Help Your Community, Brief Training Session

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