Y Mentoring Program

Written by admin   // January 13, 2011   // 0 Comments

The One on One Program matches urban middle school students with caring adult mentors recruited from the community and from corporate sponsors. Mentors serve as role models, coaches, and friends as they help their students develop their fullest academic and personal potential.

• Mentors meet with their students once a week after school at one of eleven supervised sites throughout the city, including sites at the Downtown YMCA.

• Most of the One on One sites use a research-based literacy curriculum called HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed). This curriculum is individualized for each student and helps them to achieve major improvements in reading. Other One on One sites build students’ academic skills using the students’ homework.

• Students learn important life skills, such as goal setting, as they work towards improving their reading levels or GPAs.

Mission: To foster mentoring relationships between caring volunteers and middle school students through structured academic and personal development activities.


• To facilitate the development of consistent one-on-one relationships between middle school students and volunteer mentors

• To encourage and motivate each student to reach his/her full potential

• To improve student academic achievement

• To promote positive youth development through asset-based, values-driven programming

For more information, or to get involved with the One on One program, please contact Marie Olmsted by phone at (414) 274-0828 or by e-mail at mentoring@ymcamke.org.

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