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 Tomeki at for more information.


In the News

  • November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

    “It is easier to build young children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about youth homelessness and checking out our blog. This is made possible by the hard work and dedication of Youth Emergency Services’ Youth Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of […]


    For a couple of months, Plant One More has been partnering with Youth Emergency Services to provide fresh, homegrown produce to the youth served by YES. YES youth have been excited to receive this generous, weekly gift, and YES wanted to share the story of how this program came to be. We checked in with […]


    It is rare to find such positive trends towards such a large scale issue as the extraordinary declines in teen pregnancy in the United States.  According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned pregnancy, since the early 1990s, teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United State have declined by 52% and 57% […]

  • Girl Scouts Giving Back

    Wendy Hamilton, Fund Development Director with Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, contacted Youth Emergency Services (YES) in early November with a simple request: she had a group of dedicated young ladies eager to serve their community, and wanted to give back to YES during the holiday season. The best part? The girls indicated that instead of […]