The Alfond Youth Center
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible And caring citizens.
SEEKING ADULT (Age 21+) MENTORS FOR LOCAL YOUTH IN THE AUGUSTA AND WATERVILLE REGIONS!
The Reach & Rise Therapeutic Mentoring Program is designed for youth ages 6-17 who live in communities challenged by poverty, crime, truancy, and single-parent households, among other social issues. Youth may be struggling with challenges such as low self -esteem, poor academic progress and social and/or family relationships to name a few. It is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as a prevention program. Research shows that youth facing such struggles are more likely to succeed with the support of a caring, dependable adult. Reach & Rise connects youth with adult mentors from the local community for 12-18 months. Adult mentors are trained to provide safe, healthy and meaningful 1:1 relationships with youth. Mentors and mentees will have opportunities to participate in service projects, field trips and other engaging activities. Matches will also have access to the Alfond Youth Center and Kennebec Valley YMCA.