By engaging youth in positive activities with adults who are strong role models, youth receive the encouragement and support they need to maximize their potential.
Goodwill Youth Services engages adult volunteers who commit to supporting, guiding, and being a role model to a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about youth in the community, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.
Mentors can mentor youth in a one-on-one relationship, or engage in-group mentoring with small groups of young people (five or less). Young mentors may serve as peer mentors who can demonstrate how positive choices result in opportunities and the realization of dreams.
The youth targeted for this program range from 12 through 17 years of age and come from diverse backgrounds. They are looking for guidance, support, and a positive way to be a part of the community.