YMCA of Northwest Florida Reach and Rise Mentoring Program

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 Reach & Rise Mentoring Program 

The YMCA of Northwest Florida is now participating in the Reach & Rise Mentoring Program, designed for youth ages 6-17 who lack role models and live in communities challenged by poverty, crime, truancy, and single-parent households, among other social issues.

     Under the leadership of Program Director Kimi Lirette, the Y is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to offer the program to youth in our area.  

     “Research shows that youth facing these kin dof challenges are more likely to succeed with the support of a caring adult,” Kimi said. “The Reach & Rise Mentoring Program connects these children with adult mentors for 12-18 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.”

     Through the program, volunteer mentors are matched with a young person for one year to provide one-on-one services and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships. The program is actively recruiting mentors who will share time and guidance to make a difference in a young person’s life. Mentors must be 23 years old; complete a fingerprint security screening and 15 hours of training; have a clean DMV record and valid auto liability insurance (if driving mentee); and commit to spending 1-3 hours a week with a mentee for at least one year.



Contact information

Government ID number: 59-0624465


1149 Creighton Road, Suite 1, Pensacola, FL, US

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