Access mentors are an integral part of helping youth succeed.  They help youth stay connected and on track to achieve their goals, develop a positive vision for the future, and build resilience.  


Mentors support mentees by:

  • Empowering them to resolve current issues and to develop coping strategies for the future

  • Providing a model for a healthy, trusting relationships through clear communication and setting appropriate boundaries 

  • Acknowledging mentee strengths, talents and gifts and encouraging them to find ways to use them 

  • Being an active listener and offering support and encouragement when appropriate, through person centered trauma informed approaches

  • Engaging in employment and education activities to help expose mentee to new opportunities and experiences 

  • Assisting with developing social and educational engagement activities and group events in collaboration with staff and other mentors

Mentor opportunities are open to people 18 years of age and older.  To learn more, please contact us.