Auburn’s new “recreation-meets-mentoring” youth program introduces at-risk youth to meaningful life skills, enrichment, leisure, and recreation opportunities.
With a focus on opioid intervention, this program will connect at-risk youth with a positive, committed mentor in a welcoming, safe location - the Auburn PAL Center.
Mentees will feel empowered to make positive life choices and learn from trained mentors’ experience, knowledge and encouragement. Supportive adult and community influences will enable participants to set and reach personal and academic goals and prioritize health lifestyle choices.
* Must be 7-17 years old
* Must demonstrate a desire to actively participate
* Must be willing to abide by all program policies
* Must be able to obtain guardian permission and
ongoing support from family
* Must commit to spending 4-6 hours per month with a mentor or group for up to 1 year
* Must be at least 18 years old
* Must be interested in working with at-risk youth
* Must be dependable with a positive attitude
* Must be able to complete background check & attend program training
* Commit to spending 4-6 hours per month with
a mentee for up to 1 year
* Attend quarterly meetings with staff