Each year, mentoring programs leverage National Mentoring Month to recruit volunteer mentors through MENTOR’s Mentoring Connector, the only national database of quality mentoring programs that enables volunteers to search for local mentoring opportunities.
Youth Villages mission it to help children and families live successfully.
Youth Villages works with children and youth who have serious emotional, mental and behavioral problems. Youth villages help children from birth to age 22, but the majority are between the ages of 12 and 17. Children come because of emotional and behavioral disorders, physical or sexual abuse, substance abuse, or suicidal ideation or attempt.
Youth Villages finds mentors to build trusting relationships with children and teens in the state’s foster care system. Mentors provide positive adult influences for young people in foster care — someone who will help them persevere through hard times, advise them to make the right decisions, and just be a friend.