One hour a week to CHANGE a youth's life


Cause Areas


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


2319 East War Memorial DrivePeoria, IL 61614


GoodGuides is a national youth mentoring program dedicated to providing positive youth development to youth ages 12-17. Youth are paired with a volunteer from the community, who serves as a mentor to provide a positive influence. GoodGuides mentors come from all ages and backgrounds - including college students, professionals, homemakers, retirees, and the military. A mentor is someone who youth can look up to, get advice from, and have FUN with! The GoodGuides Program helps youth prepare for their future and maximize their current and future potential.

Our mentors commit to meeting with their youth for about 1 hr a week for 1 year. Mentors can choose either to meet with a small group of 3-4 students at a school once a week, or meet with an individual student after school to do activities in the community. Either way, the commitment works out to about 1 hour a week. The program also offers fun activities throughout the year that mentors and youth can attend together.

* Note:

Right now we are finishing out the school year with our current students, but hope to begin volunteer enrollment and training this summer. If you're interested, please contact me to be added to a wait list!


  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week

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