PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS
What is it?
Professional Role Models is a program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults. Professional Role Models support youth ages 5 to 18 who lack role models or who seek additional supportive adults in their lives. As a mentor, you can provide a positive and consistent relationship with young YMCA members by helping to improve self-esteem, decision-making skills, school performance, and interpersonal relationships.
As a mentor, you will gain personal satisfaction from making a difference in a young person’s life. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with youth from different cultures and backgrounds. Together, you can share diverse experiences, develop a stronger sense of belonging within your community and create lasting memories.
Amber Smith, Volunteer Coordinator