The Shelby County Youth Assistance Program will be working with others to provide quality mentoring services to the community.  Mentoring can be a very powerful way to positively impact the life of a child with a relatively small time commitment.

What is involved?

The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to one hour per week for at least one year to support, guide, and be a friend to a young person.

Is mentoring for you?

Desirable qualities of a mentor include:

  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences
  • Trustworthy and dependable

How do you get started?

If you would like to explore being a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Application, and staff will follow up to discuss your options. You will need to agree to a background check including driving record check, personal interview, provide personal references, and attend mentor training prior to being matched.

Mentor Application