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We are pleased to offer  Reach & Rise®  1:1 Mentoring Programs for youth ages 9 to 17 from Bayonne, Belleville, East Newark, Harrison, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearney, Newark, and Nutley.

The Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program is a program of the YMCA of the USA that is committed to youth development by nurturing the potential of kids and teens to help them achieve and reach their goals. The program is designed for youth 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 youth with carefully screened and supported adult mentors who provide direct one-to-one mentoring services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth. Mentors and mentees participate in service projects, field trips and other engaging activities.

  • One youth is matched with one adult volunteer mentor
  • Matches meet in the community for 1-3 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year
  • Mentors who drive provide proof of auto insurance and clean driving record
  Contact Shauntay Guions 973.624.8900 *6873 or sguions@newark ymca.org