Welcome to the Youth Services Mentoring Program Website
Youth Services Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn, allows each of them to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.
Though mentoring relationships that focus on goals such as academic achievement or self-improvement are helpful, Youth Services Mentor Program's adult volunteers concentrate on the child, letting the friendship find its own impact and letting the child lead the way. Adult friends do not act as parents, teachers, disciplinarians, coaches, therapists or saviors. Instead, they act as friends, providing a listening, encouraging, caring presence that the child can count on over time. This respectful approach opens doors to mutuality in an adult/child relationship that is, sadly, all too rare for children today.
of the Youth Services Mentoring Program is to empower youth in our
community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their
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research has also shown that mentoring relationships have a clear positive
impact on the life of the matched child. Here are some of the typical outcomes:
likely to trust their parents and communicate more effectively with them
likely to have fewer school absences
likely to attend college and to look forward to the future
likely to be physically aggressive with peers
likely to initiate drug & alcohol use
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You are now able to link your Rewards Card to our nonprofit organization by
following the link below. You can search for us by our name, Youth Services of Kittitas County, or non-profit number 83278.
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Supporter of United Way? Payroll deductions can go to Youth Services!
United Way offers an employer charitable giving program that
collects and disburses donations on your behalf through automatic
payroll deductions. Please check with your employer to see if
they take part in your community’s annual United Way Campaign.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
The Youth Services
depends on YOU!
Community financial support is vital to the program's existence!