Make a difference in the life of a Milton youth and sign up for mentoring today!
Why it matters
Youth mentoring has been proven to be one of the most successful methods of building a young person’s developmental assets. Through the Milton Mentors program, MCYC aims to increase young people’s connection to the community, create positive relationships with caring and consistent role models, and ultimately help young people become successful, healthy adults.
Who Can Become a mentor?
A mentor is someone who is able to respect youth and their right to make their own choices in life. Someone who is able to listen and accept different points of view and empathize with others. Someone who believes that all youth are worthy. Someone who realizes that mentoring is a journey and not a destination.
What Should I expect?
Milton youth between 3rd and 8th grade can enter the program, but you can stay with your match through graduation if you want. Matches are asked to plan to spend an hour a week together. MCYC provides training and support for mentors, and offers regular group programming for everyone in Milton Mentors!
How do I get started?
Fill out an online application here, and our Mentoring Coordinator, Amy, will guide you through the application process. Once we have your application, you’ll meet with our Mentoring Coordinator so we can get to know you and you can decide if youth mentoring is right for you. We host mentor training sessions where you’ll learn more about mentoring, have all your questions answered, and connect with the mentoring community. We will match you with a young person who shares similar interests with you. Have questions? Email Amy at [email protected]. Sign up and make a difference in the life of a Milton youth today!
Peer to Peer Mentoring
This year, MCYC will work with the Milton School District on establishing a peer based mentoring program pairing juniors and seniors from Milton High School with youth in the elementary school. This peer-to-peer mentoring program will expand youth mentoring opportunities in the community and build relationships that improve youth resilience, social connection, and enhance social and emotional competence. Does this sound like a good fit for your child? Reach out to Jessica at [email protected] for more information.