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Become a Mentor for Youth Villages’ Children

Studies show that children who have at least one consistent, caring adult in their lives are less likely to drop out of school or get in trouble with law enforcement, and are better prepared to build good relationships with their own families than those without that positive influence.

You can become a powerful, positive force in the life of a child with emotional and behavioral problems. Become a mentor and you can do more than just befriend a child in Youth Villages’ care in Tennessee or Georgia – you might become the first positive role model that child has ever had.

By showing you care, you can give our at-risk youth a reason to smile, work their treatment and hope for a brighter tomorrow (mentoring tips and ideas).

Mentors make a six-month commitment and typically take their child for off-campus activities a few times a month (Frequently Asked Questions).

Right now, hundreds of mentors are actively helping Youth Villages’ children through our programs but many more are needed.

To become a mentor, or to just learn more about our mentoring program, please complete our online mentoring application and someone from our mentoring staff will contact you.

Youth Villages is proud to be a part of the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation's TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Initiative and a member of the Grizzlies Mentoring Alliance.

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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