Youth Villages Mentoring Program provides young people receiving our services with positive adult role models. Mentors offer guidance and support through one-on-one relationships in the community. Some mentors choose to play catch at the park, get a burger and hang out, or even take a trip to the county fair- this is fun and flexible opportunity!
Mentors must be 21 years of age or older, pass a mandatory background and fingerprint check, complete paperwork, training, and commit to spending a minimum of four hours per month with their mentee.
Youth Villages provides training, 24 hour support, and resources for mentors. Although mentors of all genders are needed at this time, the greatest need is for male role-models, as most of the youth waiting for a mentor are male.
If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, please Express Interest; and we’re always happy to answer questions through the email link below. More info can be found at https://www.youthvillages.org/services/mentoring/
3310 Perimeter Hill Drive, Nashville, TN 37211, US
The mission of Youth Villages is to help children and families live successfully.
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully through innovative, research-based programs.
Youth Villages' commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services:
Treatment Foster Care
Transitional Living Services
Specialized Crisis Services
Intensive Residential Treatment
Our programs use the principles of evidence-based treatment models, including Multisystemic Therapy (MST.)
Founded in 1986, Youth Villages helps more than 17,000 children and families every year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C., through a wide array of programs, including intensive in-home services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, transitional living services, mentoring and crisis services. Youth Villages’ focus on strengthening families consistently produces an 80 percent success rate of children living successfully at home even two years after completing a Youth Villages program.