Join us for a week of exciting and educational events showcasing the artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, authors, fashion and beauty changemakers who are lighting up our screens and airwaves to shift our consciousness and conversations for good.
Are you interested in making a positive difference in a child's life?
Mentoring is an essential part of a child's life whether it is naturally occurring between a child and those in his or her life, or created through a structured program. Many children struggle with building social and emotional skills as growing up is a hard thing to do! COVID has made this especially hard for all kids. Their everyday structure has been altered and the things that typically aid in their development have been taken away from them.
Our goal at the AYCC Mentoring Program is to bring a person into each child's life who will help them to understand what a positive relationship looks like and develop the skills needed to progress and create positive relationships in the future.
Beginning a mentoring relationship virtually is unconventional, but it can develop an awesome bond that can transfer over to in-person relationships in the fall! Just like in-person mentoring, mentor matches can spend their time together making crafts, doing online puzzles, playing word games, and more!
If you are interested in mentoring, but aren't yet ready to volunteer in-person, this is the opportunity for you!
***We have in-person opportunities as well, please check our other listing for details.
To inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The Waterville Boys Club was established on December 12th, 1924 and the YMCA in 1948; both clubs served the needs of the Greater Waterville Area, and in 1972 the Girls Club and Boys Club merged creating the Waterville Boys & Girls Club. When renovations were needed for both facilities the late Harold Alfond proposed combining the two organizations under one roof to better serve the needs of the community. Thus, the Alfond Youth and Community Center was established in 1999.
Today, we serve over 4,000 youth members and 500 adult members from 191 communities in a wide variety of programs. We serve residents of Maine with 34.6% of incomes below poverty level and 50% of public school students reporting food insecurity. Over 75% of our youth qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program and, as a result, attend our programs at no cost to them. We feed our youth a nutritious meal every day and a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime at the rate of 85,000 meals and snacks annually and 125 Weekend Meal Backpacks that supplement meals for over 380 family members every Friday.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Fri Mar 26, 2021 - Tue Jun 08, 2021
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 26, 2021
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Mentors will spend an hour each week over the course of a year with their mentee.
Initial training before mentor relationships begin along with on-going training throughout the year.