Mentoring is the single most effective way to positively impact a child’s life. By mentoring youth through The Bridge Mentor Program, you will create a safe, trusting relationship that in turn helps build upon the child’s social, academic, and overall life skills.

Studies show mentoring promotes:

  • Increased school attendance
  • Healthy decision-making
  • Skill development
  • Increased participation in sports or extracurricular activities
  • Community volunteering
  • Better social skills
  • Increased likelihood of enrolling in a college or university
  • Increased success in school and/or career

The Youth Mentor Program at The Bridge pairs adult volunteer mentors with youth one-on-one and facilitates monthly activities for the larger group to enjoy together. The Bridge provides all the training and support you need to be a successful role model in a child’s life. Please join us if you can give just one or two hours a week of your time. Children in the program are ages 11 and older (through high school) and could use an extra, reliable role model in their lives.


You can download a mentoring application here.

To submit your application and for more information on becoming a mentor, contact us at


Volunteer Mentors must pass a criminal background check; submit finger printing; have a clean driving record, reliable vehicle, and auto insurance; provide personal references; complete a training program; and undergo supervision.