Reach & Rise is a national YMCA program designed to help build a strong future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults.
The Reach & Rise Therapeutic Mentoring Program is designed for youth ages 6-17 who live in communities challenged by poverty, crime, truancy, single-parent households, stressed or overworked families, among other social issues. Youth may be struggling with challenges such as low self -esteem, poor academic progress and social and/or family relationships to name a few. Research shows that youth facing such struggles are more likely to succeed with the support of a caring, dependable adult. Reach & Rise connects youth with adult mentors from the local community for 12-18 months. Adult mentors are trained to provide safe, healthy and meaningful 1:1 relationships with youth. Mentors and mentees will have opportunities to participate in service projects, field trips and other engaging activities. Matches will also have access to the Alfond Youth Center.
To Watch a Video about the Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program, CLICK HERE
To download the Mentor Application, CLICK HERE
To download the Mentee Application, CLICK HERE