The Newark YMCA is pleased to begin offering the Reach & Rise® 1:1 & Group Mentoring Programs to all nine service areas. The Reach & Rise® Mentoring Programs are a National YMCA program that is committed to youth development by nurturing the potential of kids and teens to help them achieve and reach their goals.
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What are Reach & Rise® Mentoring program?
The program is designed for youth ages 8 to 17 who lack role models and are in communities challenged by poverty, crime, truancy, single-parent households, among other social issues. Research shows that youth facing such challenges are more likely to succeed with the support of a caring adult. The Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program connects these children with adult mentors for 4 to 12 months. As part of program implementation, the Y will recruit and train adult volunteer mentors to provide direct one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth. Mentors and mentees will participate in service projects, field trips and other engaging activities.