Support Us

Youth Mentoring Services (YMS) is the only youth development agency in Niagara County that serves both gender children, countywide, with neither fees nor dues for service. Youth Mentoring Services could not exist without the support of individuals like yourself.  

2020 Annual Report  

Support comes in many ways, primarily volunteers and donations. Please see  the volunteer page for more information on volunteering. Monetary donations are accepted year round and can be a memorial or in honor of someone living. We also accept donations of new or gently used (preferably March – June or August-October) items for our families. Personal care products and school supplies are greatly needed.

Our current wish list includes:

wide ruled notebook paper
backpacks for teens
socks – children’s, men’s and ladies
binders (2″ or 3″)
pens (back or blue)
gift cards

For the holidays we need new:

sweatpants – all sizes
children’s clothing – sizes 6/7 to 18
men’s body wash
gift cards

In addition, Amazon Smile will donate a portion of your online purchase when you designate Youth Mentoring Services.  While shopping at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to YMS. This does not increase your cost! For more info please visit  About Amazon Smile