Reach & Rise YMCA


Population Served

Youth ages 6-17 who lack role models and are in communities challenged by poverty, crime, and other social issues.

Mentor Requirements

Mentors must be older than 21 years old. All applicants will be subject to a background check and required to complete a 15 hour training. All mentors will be required to spend 1-3 hours/week with their assigned mentee for a minimum of 1 year.

Time Commitment

1-3 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year

Mentoring Location

Mentors meet with their youth out in the community.

Mentoring Dates

Meetings are based on mentor and mentee schedules. Can be days, evenings, or weekends.

General Information

As a mentor you can provide a positive & consistent relationship with a young person, helping to improve your mentee's self-esteem, decision making skills, school performance, and interpersonal relationships. Volunteer mentors are matched with a young person for one year to provide one-to-one mentoring and create safe, healthy, and meaningful relationships with a youth. By sharing your time and guidance, you can help your mentee express feelings, have a more positive outlook for the future, and become more confident.