The Family YMCA’s Reach and Rise Mentoring Program is actively searching for male volunteers.
At this time, our waiting list has a waiting list! There is a large group of Los Alamos youth who are severely underserved and desperately need the influence of a strong, positive, consistent influence in their lives.
Volunteers need to be 23 years of age (or older), able to pass fingerprint/driving record checks, commit to 15 hours of training (over the course of 4-5 weeks) and spend 1-3 hours per week with a child for one year. No other special skills required!
Children who have mentors are more likely to graduate from high school (and less likely to skip school), more likely to set academic/personal goals, less likely to become involved with drugs and alcohol, and are more likely to give back as adults.
Adults who mentor report feeling like a kid again, make a far-reaching positive impact on the life of a child in need, and participate in new and exciting community activities. Mentor volunteers also receive a FREE (individual) YMCA Membership for the duration of their training/volunteer time.
Los Alamos residents have a unique sense of pride and connection to their community. It is time to channel that in to the youth who live here. Show a child they matter. Mentor.
Contact Y Program Director Dianna Reichelt 505.662.3100 ext. 43, by cell 505.699.4814, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.