Mission Statement

The Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (BCYMP) promotes one-on-one mentoring efforts to youth in the community. The program was developed to ensure all youth have the guidance and support of a caring, stable adult. The mentor relationship is intended to empower youth to reach their full potential as contributing individuals in their communities.

Check out our July 2017 Newsletter!
 

Program Objectives and Requirements:

BCYMP is seeking volunteer mentors who would like to assist youth in the community who would benefit from the involvement and influence of a caring, stable adult. The program will provide training and on-going assistance to our mentors.

Program Objectives:

* Continual recruitment and training of mentors. (See "Mentor Corner" tab for New Training Materials!)
* Strategic matching of mentors with youth.
* Monitor and support the mentor/youth relationship.

Applicant Requirements:

* Mentors will commit to their selected youth and devote at least one hour per week for a minimum of nine months.
* Mentors will complete required training (2 DVDs), submit to a Background Check, and attend InServices when possible.
* Mentors will provide guidance and support to their selected youth.
* Mentors will promote personal and social responsibility to their selected youth.

Becoming A Mentor

Mentoring is a great, proven-effective opportunity to provide a positive and rewarding experience for the community youth. Consider volunteering to spend at least one hour per week making a difference in a young person's life, as well as your own. Involvement may include:

* Outdoor Activities
* Eating Out
* Sporting Events
* Weekly Visits
* Fishing
* Homework
* Community Involvement
* And many other possibilities!

Click here to download a Mentor Application
 

Click here to download a Non-Mentor Volunteer Application

Click here to download a Parent Guideline/Permission Form

Click here to download a Parent Request for Mentor Form

 

Apply to Volunteer on a Committee or the BCYMP Board

Click here to download a Committee Member Application 

Click here to download a Board Member Application


 

The Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program is a funded in part by Brookings area United Way
 and a member of:

   

www.helplinecenter.org
 




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