YES Expands Mentoring Program to All Omaha Youth
Youth Emergency Services (YES; www.yesomaha.org) is proud to announce the expansion of its current mentoring program to all youth, ages 6-17, in the Omaha area.
“Mentoring benefits youth of all ages and backgrounds – not just homeless youth. The impact of mentoring can last a lifetime, and we are always looking for mentors to help support these youth,” says Maren Rasmussen, Mentoring Specialist with Youth Emergency Services.
Mentors offer guidance, support, and encouragement to youth. Mentors can do a wide variety of activities with their mentee from helping with homework, going out to eat, or chatting on the phone. Additionally, YES provides monthly activities and outings for the mentor, mentee, and the mentee’s family.
Adults interested in becoming a mentor must be 21 years or older and are asked to complete an application and background check before being matched with a local youth. Once matched, the mentor and mentee will be paired for a minimum of 12 months.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer mentor or know of a youth who would benefit from this program, please contact Maren Rasmussen: firstname.lastname@example.org / (402) 345-5187.
Youth Emergency Services (YES) has been providing critically-needed programs and resources to homeless and nearly homeless youth in Omaha for more than 40 years. YES also operates a Street Outreach Program, an Emergency Shelter, a Transitional Living Program, and a Maternity Home to benefit homeless youth in our community.