Reach & Rise Group Mentoring Program

IMPACT OF GROUP MENTORING

Reach and Rise utilizes therapeutic approaches which are equally rooted in evidenced-based mentoring practices, mental health modalities, and therapeutic concepts to be delivered in a group format.
 
Benefits of group mentoring include:
  • Normalization of developmental milestones and challenges 
  • Reduction of feelings of isolation 
  • Role modeling of appropriate coping mechanisms 
  • General peer support and enhanced social relationships 
  • Demonstrated improvements in personal development 
  • Improved academic performance

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS

 
Mentors must
  • Be at least 21years old 
  • Complete the 15+ hour training 
  • Commit to 16-week mentoring session during the fall and spring, or 8 weeks over the summer. 
  • Pass fingerprint security screening 
  • Co-facilitate 2-hour mentoring group 
  • Check-in weekly with program director 
  • Monthly phone check-in with assigned mentees

INSPIRE A FUTURE BECOME A MENTOR

By sharing your time and guidance, you can help your mentees express feelings, have a positive outlook for the future, become more confident and improve at school. You’ll learn how to be a positive role model and gain a better perspective of the pressures and challenges that youth face. 


WHO ARE OUR MENTORS?

The ideal Reach & Rise® mentor is
  • A dependable, responsible adult who wants to share new interests and experiences with youth.
  • A team player,  who is open to supporting and collaborating with others
  • A friend, counselor, role model, supporter and guide.
  • Someone who can listen, respect different points of view and empathize with a child’s struggles.
Mentor Application Form Here

Mentee Referal Form Here 

 

MORE INFORMATION

For information view our brochure here or to learn more about volunteering as a mentor, please contact:
 
Jasmin Roden, LLBSW
YMCA of Marquette County
1420 Pine Street, Marquette, MI 49855
P 906.227.9622 F 906.227.9248               
W ymcamqt.org E jroden@ymcamqt.org