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 at least three times per month, whether in person, by e-mail, by phone or by text message. Finally, we ask that you respect your youth's privacy and maintain confidentiality.
In the News
- yesomaha on 03/11/2014
If a youth has ever been in a dangerous situation, they need to know about Safe Place. If a teen is the victim of assault or violence, they need to know about Safe Place. If any young person is ever afraid to return home, they need to know about Safe Place. What is Safe Place? […]
- yesomaha on 02/19/2014
Picture and poem by a current YES youth.
- yesomaha on 02/12/2014
Lonnie’s life has had many different paths, and for a long time it didn’t have a clear direction. At the age of 7, Lonnie was adopted. He had parents, siblings, and a place to call home. But all of that quickly changed after he turned 18. It was at that time his parents decided that […]
- yesomaha on 01/22/2014