YOUTH MENTORING

The AYCC Youth Mentoring Program is developed and managed by two AmeriCorps Volunteers who have devoted one year of their life to serving youth ages 5 to 12 from Waterville and the surrounding communities at the AYCC.  This program will enhance positive development and learning through providing more intentional interactions with others. By participating in this program, children will develop a greater love and appreciation for connection and an excitement for learning.

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The AmeriCorps mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.  For decades, AmeriCorps has worked to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. sending people, power, and funding to communities across the country. Disaster response, opioid crisis, education – these are just a few of the causes where AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have stepped up to strengthen their community.  For more information, visit www.americorps.gov  

Maria Coletti
Julia Page

Hailing from Chapin, South Carolina, Maria's studies in education and psychology have given her a wide range of experience working with children. Her biggest passion is providing greater opportunity for success to youth. Maria enjoys biking, being outdoors, and music. 

Julia hopes to increase access to opportunity for youth. Appreciative of the mentors she had growing up, Julia hopes to create a space where kids can connect with positive role models. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Julia enjoys giggling and exploring the outdoors with friends in her free time. 

MENTORS
MENTEES

Come Create Brighter Futures for Youth Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mentors are community volunteers passionate about creating positive change among the younger generation. They play the role of a dependable adult friend that provides guidance and support to their mentee. 

WHO CAN BE A MENTOR? 

  • Any adult 18 or older - we provide the training!

  • Has the desire to work with children and promote positive youth development 

  • Completes all pre-match training and background checks

  • Commits to a consistent schedule of mentoring for the period of one year

WHAT IS THE MENTORS ROLE?

  • Primary role is to be a friend 

  • Exemplify positive characteristic traits

  • Be a consistent, supportive presence

  • Benefit child’s development. 

COMMITMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend all trainings:​ in person on 04/10 - 04/11, additional virtual sessions

  • Meet with mentee one hour a week during After School Program (ASP) hours (8am – 5:30pm) for one year

  • Communicate openly with program coordinators

BENEFITS

  • Eligible for a discounted AYCC membership and free use of the facilities after mentoring session 

  • Build connection with your community’s younger population 

  • Learn new skills 

  • Receive extensive mentor training and support 

  • Opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life while earning volunteer hours 

APPLY TODAY

Info sessions Available

2/26, 3/10, & 3/24 from 5:30-6:00 PM. 

Email Julia or Maria for the link to join. 

Mentoring officially begins early May 2021 

Any youth who already attends the AYCC After School Programs is eligible to request a mentor!

HOW DO I GET A MENTOR?

  • Attend the AYCC After School Program

  • Have parent/guardian permission.

  • Complete the parent/guardian interest survey

  • We'll match you with a prospective mentor

  • Meet with mentor 1:1 weekly for a year

FIND OUT MORE! 

Contact Maria or Julia via emails above

 

Parent Interest Survey

Mentor Interest Survey

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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