Graduates of our Personal Development and Gang Diversion programs will be invited to come back as program Mentors and assist new UYP participants as they navigate the program and strive to reach their own potential.
Our mentors will help you navigate the pitfalls of life on the outs, providing guidance and support along the way. Our mentors share knowledge, experience, and advice on a variety of topics. Our mentors are volunteers; they don’t get paid for mentoring.
Sometimes people just don’t “click,” or personalities don’t mix well. That’s okay. Our members are not required to stick with any mentor. Just contact us and ask for a new mentor. If one is available, we’ll give them your info so they can reach out to you.
All mentors must have graduated from either a recognized substance abuse/misuse program or mentorship training program from another agency, or from one of our programs. Mentors who are seeking intern hours toward a certified drug & alcohol counselor certification may be invited to intern at one of our Reentry Resource Centers or Transitional Living Facilities. Final decisions about acceptance are made by our Executive Director.
If you would like to be a volunteer Mentor, please contact us with your qualifications and desire.