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 

 

 Program Director

Karla Stratton

kstratton@alfondyouthcenter.org

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.

 

 

MENTOR

  • 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

MENTEE

  • 6 to 17 years of age

  • From diverse backgrounds

  • In Greater Waterville

  • Experiencing challenges

    • Low self-esteem

    • Poor academic progress

    • Peer difficulties

    • Family conflict

THE MENTEES

 

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

kstratton@alfondyouthcenter.org         207-873-0684 ext. 247

 

Together we can nurture and support the great potential that

all youth possess!

 

Alfond Youth & Community Center

126 North Street

Waterville, Maine 04901

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info@clubaycc.org

Fax: 207.861.8016

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