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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 who provides guidance and support to their mentee.


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


The AMP Up (Alfond Mentor Program:  Uplifting Potential) aims to enhance communication skills, social development, and other learning skills for After School Program youth ages 5-12. By providing intentional interations with vetted community members, our youth will develop a greater love and appreciation for interpersonal connections, an excitement for learning, and most-importantly, a better understanding of themselves.

Mentor & Mentee Details

How does my child receive a mentor?

First, they must attend the After School Program here at the AYCC and have parent/guardian permission to participate. The parent/guardian should complete the survey and then we will match your child with a prospective mentor. If the two are determined to be a good match, then they will meet weekly 1:1 for a year.

Who can be a mentor?

Adults ages 18+ are able to be mentors. Prospective Mentors will complete Volunteer Application,  including background checks and complete pre-match training. We provide the training and support. Mentors should have a strong desire to work with children and be able to promote positive youth development.

What is the mentor’s role?

First and foremost, they should be a friend to the child and exemplify positive characteristic traits. They should be a consistent and supportive presence to benefit the child’s development.

Mentor Details:

  • Meet one hour per week at the AYCC during the After School Program
  • One year commitment
  • Training & support provided


  • Build connections with your community’s younger population
  • Learn new skills
  • Receive extensive mentor training & support
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life
  • Eligible for a discounted AYCC membership
Contact Us
Contact Us

Heidi Sumner

Mentor & Volunteer Program Coordinator

207-873-0684 x 221