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Reach & Rise Mentor Program

Inspire a Future: Become a Mentor

We are excited to offer Reach & Rise Mentoring Program, a national YMCA mentoring program, which supports youth ages 9 to 17. Reach & Rise is a one-to-one community-based mentoring program aimed to transition youth from “risk to resiliency” and build a better future for youth by maximizing each child’s potential, with the support of caring adults. This is a free program open to all community members, established to provide youth from over-stressed families in our community an opportunity to grow through a positive relationship with an adult mentor.

WHY BE A MENTOR?

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS:


TRAINING CURRICULUM:

Mentors go through 17 hours of therapeutic paraprofessional training, which is spread out over the course of five to six weeks. The training will provide a better understanding of cultural/social development, mental health issues, risk factors, and ways to communicate with at risk youth. Reach & Rise is an intentional program that utilizes a strength-based approach to build trusting relationships, develop cultural empathy, and create positive change.

MENTORING CAN INCLUDE:



If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Rachele Carter at 765.457.4447 or rachele.carter@kokomoymca.org.
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