MENTORING

YMCA Little Brother/Little Sister Mentoring Program

The YMCA Little Brother/Sister Mentoring Program has a primary mission to nurture the potential of youth and teens, establish positive self-esteem and promote healthy development of all children in the Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and surrounding communities, by providing them with a positive adult role model, friend and mentor.

As a volunteer mentor, you are matched with children between the ages of 4 – 17 years, who is in need of additional support, friendship, and individual attention.

Volunteer Requirements

This program requires an extended volunteer commitment, spending a minimum of two hours per week for nine months, as well as, volunteers need to be 18 years of age or older, with transportation, a valid drivers license and current insurance.

Application Process

Children and Families:

If you have a child that you feel would benefit from participation in the YMCA Little Brother/Sister Mentoring Program, please contact Debbie Thompson, Program Director, for more detailed information and a child’s application to the program, at 701-775-2586 or click here. You may also check with a school counselor, caseworker, church pastor or other human service representative in the area to receive a referral to the program. Referrals are not required for participation.

Volunteers:

The first step in becoming a volunteer mentor in the YMCA Little Brother/Sister Mentoring Program is to contact Debbie Thompson, Program Director, to set up a personal orientation at 701-775-2586 or click here. At the orientation, you will learn more about the children in need of your one-on-one attention, your role as a mentor, what types of activities you can be involved in together and how to complete the application process. Applications to be a mentor are provided upon completion of the orientation.