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The Mentoring Program with Youth Emergency Services creates a special opportunity for youth to develop a positive, sustained relationship with a trustworthy and influential adult.

As a mentor, we ask you to...

  • be at least 21 years old
  • have an approved application process which includes an application, background check, interview, and orientation, along with three references that have completed a phone and/or email questionnaire 
  • commit to the program for at least 12 months
  • make contact with your youth for at least four hours a month
  • respect your youth's privacy and maintain confidentiality

If any of these items are not completed and/or approved, or the Mentoring Coordinator believes an applicant may not be the best fit for the program, YES has the right to deny any possible mentor. 

How to become a mentor:

YES is always in need of mentors that are committed to understanding the challenges our youth face each day. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the below Mentoring Application, OneSource Background Check Form, and DHHS background check.  YES' Mentoring application and OneSource forms can be downloaded and emailed to Maren Larsen at

DHHS form must be completed online at the provided link below. Please ensure all inputted information is correct before submitting. 

Mentor Application 

OneSource Background Check Form

Nebraska DHHS Online Form Submission


Contact Maren Larsen, Mentor & Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.