Reach & Rise®
Reach and Rise® is a national YMCA youth mentoring program that matches mentors ages 23 and older with area youth ages 9 – 17. Supportive mentoring programs are important. Youth who have the influence of a caring adult in their life are less likely to use drugs, have fewer behavioral problems and are more resilient in the face of social pressures. Reach and Rise® trains mentors to work with youth, provides ongoing support and a platform for children to set goals and be successful.
Mentors complete 15 hours of training on issues youths may be experiencing. An FBI fingerprint background check is required.
Volunteers benefit from mentoring by knowing they have had a positive impact on the life and future of a youth, and a greater connection with the community.
Why Be A Mentor?
Are you ready to make a difference in a child's life?
Volunteering to mentor is an important grassroots social effort that helps empower the face of the future community.
To apply for a mentoring opportunity with the Reach and Rise® program complete the mentor application form and return it to Group Mentoring Program Director, Laura Wilson at the email below: