Welcome to the Youth Services Mentoring Program Website

Program Vision

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.

Program Mission

The mission of the Youth Services Mentoring Program is to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. 

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National 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:

  • More likely to trust their parents and communicate more effectively with them
  • More likely to have fewer school absences
  • More likely to attend college and to look forward to the future
  • Less likely to be physically aggressive with peers
  • Less likely to initiate drug & alcohol use

Have a Fred Meyers Rewards Card? Use it to help!

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.

Now, whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping Youth Services earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Shop with Amazon? Use AmazonSmile to help!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select "Youth Services of Kittitas County Inc" as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon remembers your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
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.”

-Benjamin Franklin

The Youth Services 
Mentor Program 
depends on YOU!

Community financial support is vital to the program's existence!