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Mentors for Rockland County Teens

Unlocking Futures' Step Up program matches at-risk youth in Rockland County with one-to-one volunteer mentors. These mentors then empower the youth to take control of their lives and achieve substantial and sustainable results, such as deterring teen pregnancy, decreasing violence, graduating high school or college, and finding meaningful employment.

The youth willingly participate in this program because they're motivated to change something in their lives and would like support and guidance in the right direction. All Volunteer Mentors receive training on how to work with their youth buddies. This program is designed to last over a 9-month period (the school year), but some Mentors continue their relationship, even after the program has ended!

Volunteer Mentor requirements:

  • Must be 25 years or older
  • Must have a college degree or have retained a job for at least 3 years
  • Must undergo a background check
  • Must pass an 11-hour training

Time commitment:

  • Large group meets via Zoom once per month (about 60-90 minutes)
  • Mentors and mentees then meet via Zoom, Facetime, or phone 2-3 times per month (about 30 minutes) for one-on-one sessions
  • Mentors and mentees meet every third Saturday in person (from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Weekend-long sleep away workshop takes place in December
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Children & Youth Education
Mentoring & Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 25+, Minimum Age:25+

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