YWCA Evansville

Become a Mentor

Did you know?

Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class.

Youth who regularly meet with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.

Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realize them.

In a study on youth participation in a mentoring program, 53% were enrolled in college the first year after high school graduation, compared to 49% in a control group.

Mentored youth have a better attitude towards school.

Participating in a mentoring relationship promotes positive social attitudes and relationships.

Beginning in sixth grade, Live Y'ers girls are matched with an adult mentor who has a sustained one-on-one relationship with the mentee through high school. Once in high school, Live Y'ers participants maintain relationships with thir mentors and attend after-school programming at the "Bosse House." This is a house located close to Bosse High School where girls are able to attend daily activities such as self-esteem building exercises, lessons on life-skills, hygiene, health, peer pressure and making good decisions. Girls meet with staff and mentors throughout the year to discuss abstinence, sexuality, health issues, and reproduction using age appropriate materials. They learn decision-making skills, how to deal with peer pressure and participate in a variety of academic activities.

If you are interested in making a difference in a young girl's life, find out more about mentoring opportunities by contacting YWCA Youth Programs Director Courtney Edwards at 812-422-1191 or cedwards@ywcaevansville.org.

Click here for a brochure on becoming a mentor.