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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 that 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) program aims to enhance communication skills, social development and other learning skills for After School Program youth ages 5-12. By providing intentional interactions 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!

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
  • 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
  • Be a friend
  • Exemplify positive characteristic traits
  • Be a consistent, supportive presence
  • Benefit child’s development
  • Meet one hour each week at AYCC (Current ASP hours: 8:00am – 5:30pm)
  • One year time commitment
  • In-person training
  • Meet 30-45 min a week over video call
  • One year time commitment
  • Stable internet connection & technology access
  • Online training
  • 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
  • Eligible for a discounted AYCC membership and free use of the facilities after mentoring s

Heidi Sumner

Mentor & Volunteer Program Manager

207-873-0684 x 221