Community Based Mentoring (CBM)

Potential Meets Opportunity

In our CBM program, a young person is matched with a community volunteer. The pair meet on their own schedule, generally every other week for 2-4 hours. There’s so much to do! The beauty of YMS is the freedom you’re allowed. As a mentor, you can make an impact by doing the things you already love to do- whether it’s watching football, reading a book, going for a hike, or even tossing a ball back and forth. It all makes a difference.

This time spent together, helps mentees reach their full potential as adults. Every activity, no matter how small, is an opportunity to share new experiences, build social skills and self-esteem, learn new perspectives, and work on personalized goals.

Regular conversations with the youth, volunteer and parent/guardian allow the caseworker to provide insight, advice, and share any information on upcoming events and activities.

Mentoring isn’t necessarily an expensive or a festive occasion, but it is ALWAYS SPECIAL!

  • Play a sport
  • Read a book
  • Play a board game
  • Rake the leaves… and play in them
  • Walk the Dog
  • Matched pairs can also use donated tickets to local events

More Information about Volunteering

Real Stories/Quotes from Mentors/Mentees