Professionally supervised match friendships help to build self-esteem and open doors for the future. Youth demonstrate improved performance in school, at home, and in all of their relationships.
Mentors help children and youth work to achieve many goals, in fun and informal ways. They plant gardens to learn about nutrition, bake cookies to practice fractions, do community service to learn about responsibility, read together at the library to improve literacy, and much more.
Young people and volunteers have fun together! Activities include doing things kids enjoy, and exploring new experiences together – play a sport, go to a movie, explore a park, or do a craft.
To become a mentee, young people must be between the ages of 7-14, and reside in Niagara County. The parent or guardian must contact the Agency to enroll a child.
How it Works
Contact us at our office, 716.434.1855 to get started. The custodial Parent/Guardian completes and returns the Application for Youth Mentoring Services.
1. For 1:1 matches, staff complete a home interview (approximately one hour). This is an opportunity for us to get to know parent/guardian, child and their desires for a match.
2. All children enter the Engagement program.
3. For a 1:1 match, the child must attend an interactive workshop prior to being matched.