Why youth mentoring?
Our mentors believe in the power of relationships, which is evidenced from personal experience and growth through Biblical principles. With nearly 40% of mentors currently serving through faith-based organizations, and 21% of informal mentoring matches saying they met through a religious or faith-based institution, it's even more important that the community of Christ help to empower youth to succeed in life and spiritual maturity.*
How do I know if my mentor is right for me?
Mentors go through a rigorous screening process to ensure they are an appropriate match for their mentees. We assess on a number of levels for calling, background, personality, and life-experience. Most importantly, we pray for the Spirit to guide our matches and inform our decisions. For more information on our selection and screening process, please read the article "Choosing the Right Partnership".
What can I do as a parent or guardian?
It's exremely important that our mentees feel safe and heard. For parents and guardians of minors, we provide a confidential report of the mentor's background to inform them of any concerns that may arise throughout the mentoring process. For more information please read our "Ethics and Informed Consent" policy.
Will my personal information be shared with any third-parties?
How can I get started?
We first ask you to pray and carefully considering before applying for the mentoring process, as it can personally challenge and transform the lives of those who commit to the journey. When you're ready, please submit a Request Form (mentor or mentee) which can be found on the Mentorship page of the main navigation bar.
When and where do out mentors/mentees meet?
What if I want to be more involved with ReachingYouth?
That is the question we most want to hear from people interested in our ministry. Depending on your level of commitment, we are looking for Christian men with a genuine calling and passion to serve younger men. More specifically, we want partners to help spread awareness of ReachingYouth's mission through shared resources, mentorship support, and desire for spiritual growth. For further interest or general questions, please contact our support team.