Become a Mentor

become a mentor

The majority of the youth YES serves lack positive adult support and guidance. Our mentoring program creates a special opportunity for our Transitional Living and Maternity Home youth to develop a positive, sustained relationship with a trustworthy and influential adult.

The foundation of mentoring is the idea that if caring, concerned adults are available to young people, youth will be more likely to become successful adults themselves.

Our mentors and youth are carefully matched by a number of factors for maximum results. As a mentor, we ask you to commit to the program for at least 18 months. We expect you to make contact with your youth for at least four hours a month. Finally, we ask that you respect your youth's privacy and maintain confidentiality.

Sound like the right opportunity for you? Fill out our mentor application or contact Angela Heim, Volunteer Coordinator, aheim@yesomaha.org for more information.

 

In the News

  • For years, you have been providing the support needed to keep the Youth Emergency Services’ shelter open as a safe place for homeless and at-risk youth. Today, the security homeless youth feel while staying at the shelter is in jeopardy without your help. With no other options, last year 75 youth sought alternative, unsafe housing […]

  • Anger flows thru my blood Depression lives in my thoughts Pain resigns in my heart Covered in scars from head to toe Vision blurred by trauma Hesitation and second guessing Trust has been broken The feeling of abandoned and used has become normal Have made footprints in the sand but have also been forgotten Made […]

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  • The nights I spent homeless left me feeling helpless and alone. I never imagined my life would be where it is now. Because of you, I have the security of knowing those dark days are behind me. Unfortunately, there are still hundreds of youth in our community facing homelessness every day. Youth Emergency Services never […]