Y-NOW Mentoring Program
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Justice & Legal
Location2400 Crittenden DriveLouisville, KY 40217 United States
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.