BUILD TOGETHER: GROW TOGETHER!
Our site based group mentoring program matches 2 adult volunteer mentors with 6 youth mentees. Volunteers provide group based mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth. Group mentors will engage youth, utilizing a therapeutically based activities developed by Reach and Rise.
As a mentor, you will gain personal satisfaction from making a difference in the life of young people. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with youth from different communities, cultures and backgrounds. Together, you can share diverse experiences, develop a stronger sense of belonging within your community and create lasting memories and fun times!
REACH & RISE® GROUP MENTORING PROGRAM
The Next Mentor Training
Starts January 10th at 5:30PM
Contact Karla to Register
INSPIRE A FUTURE: BECOME A MENTOR!
By sharing your time and guidance, you can help your mentees express feelings, have a positive outlook for the future, become more confident and improve at school. You’ll learn how to be a positive role model and gain a better perspective of the pressures and challenges that youth face.
WHO ARE OUR MENTORS?
The ideal Reach & Rise® mentor is
A dependable, responsible adult who wants to share new interests and experiences with youth.
A team player, who is open to supporting and collaborating with others
A friend, role model, supporter and guide.
Someone who can listen, respect different points of view and empathize with a child’s struggles.
REACH & RISE IN MORE DETAIL
Reach & Rise® is a national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults.
Reach & Rise® group mentoring supports youth ages 8 to 15 who may often experience social issues, poverty, community violence, educational disparities. As a group mentor, you can build a supportive, consistent relationship with a group of young people. You will help to improve each mentee’s self-esteem, confidence, sense of belonging, decision-making skills, school performance and relationships.
Be at least 21years old
Pass fingerprint security screening
Complete the 15 hour training
Commit to a 16 week mentoring group during the Fall and Spring or 8 weeks over the Summer for 2 hours a week
Co-facilitate a mentoring group
Check-In weekly with Program Director
6 to 17 years of age
From diverse backgrounds
In Greater Waterville
Poor academic progress
The Reach & Rise Therapeutic Mentoring Program serves young people ages 6-17 in Greater Waterville experiencing challenges such as low self-esteem, poor academic progress, peer difficulties, family conflict, and other challenges. Youth in our program come from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and family backgrounds and are referred to the program in a number of ways
*From school counselors, teachers and principals
*From community agencies such as social welfare and counseling agencies
*From YMCA programs
*From YMCA community, friends, family and/or self-referrals
KNOW A CHILD or TEEN who may benefit from the Program?
WANT TO BECOME A MENTOR?
Contact Program Director Karla Stratton at
email@example.com 207-873-0684 ext. 247
Together we can nurture and support the great potential that
all youth possess!