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ORGANIZATION: Y-NOW Mentoring Program

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 232 people are interested
YMCA Safe Place Services

Y-NOW, the mentoring component of YMCA Safe Place Services, is recruiting volunteer mentors. No experience is required, just caring and commitment!

Y-NOW youth participants are 11-15, living in the Louisville metro area, with at least one incarcerated parent. Studies show that children with incarcerated parents are more likely to become incarcerated themselves. We need your help to break the cycle.

Mentoring in the Y-NOW program is a great way to gain insight into the lives of today's youth and to connect with people from all over our community as it provides both a one-on-one and group mentoring experience.

Each class begins with a 3 day retreat where the class of mentees and mentors meet each other for the first time. That weekend is when mentees are paired with their mentor. This video gives a look into that weekend.


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About Y-NOW Mentoring Program


2400 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40217, US

Mission Statement

Y-NOW Mentoring Program aims to break the cycle of incarceration seen by youth with incarcerated parents. It fulfills this mission by promoting Positive Youth Development among young people with incarcerated parents. Y-NOW does this by cultivating healthy youth-adult relationships in a safe community.


Y-NOW, formerly known as Project N.O.W. (New Outlook Within), is the mentoring component of the YMCA Safe Place Services branch in Louisville, KY. Since 1996, Y-NOW has been delivering unique, intensive mentoring programs for young people in Louisville. Y-NOW delivers a mentoring program designed for youth ages 11-15 with parents affected by incarceration or substance abuse. Our primary outcomes address academic achievement, youth empowerment, and breaking the cycle of incarceration and substance abuse.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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2400 Crittenden DriveLouisville, KY 40217



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


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • weekly commitment for 10 months
  • Auto Insurance / Criminal Background Check / CAN Check

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