Tong Louie Family YMCA

Ages 10 to 17/Mentors Ages 18+

Plusone Mentoring is a community-based program for youth ages 10 to 17 who are experiencing challenges in their social and academic development. Participants are referred to the program by community partners including schools, social workers, police, and other YMCA programs.

Youth participants are matched with a volunteer adult mentor for a one-year period, meeting at their local YMCA to participate in sports, leisure, and capacity-building activities. As the year progresses an authentic relationship is formed between the youth and their mentor.

Mentors receive specialized training prior to engaging with their mentee, and the mentoring relationship is guided by a program Support Worker.

The objective at the end of one year is to have leveraged the mentoring relationship and for the youth to have gained new skills and tools to help them navigate the challenges they confront in their daily life. 

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