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Mentoring in Tennessee

Youth Villages finds mentors to build trusting relationships with children and teens in the state’s foster care system. Mentors provide positive adult influences for young people in foster care -- someone who will help them persevere through hard times, advise them to make the right decisions, and just be a friend.
Youth Villages mentor liaisons train volunteers and facilitate matches with foster children.

Apply to become a mentor.

To learn more, contact a liaison in the region closest to you:

Middle Tennessee: Demetris Moore, mentor liaison: 615-250-7212

West Tennessee:

  • Tangina Sanders, state manager: 901-252-2898
  • Sierra Kattentidt, mentor liaison: 901-252-2897
  • Madeleine Haynes, mentor liaison: 901-252-2899
  • Bryant Swanson, mentor liaison: 901-252-2968
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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