Railroad Street

Mentoring

Youth Led, Adult Guided

RSYP’s Mentoring Program creates interest-based matches for youth with volunteer adult mentors from our community. We have the longest running mentoring program in southern Berkshire County for young people ages 14-25. The program provides an opportunity for youth to be supported in meaningful relationships with caring adults to expand their horizons and reach self-identified goals in their lives.

Through mentoring relationships young people and their adult mentors benefit and grow. Mentors in the program offer youth support outside of school and family so that young people may identify and reach their own personal and academic career goals. Mentees share their life spark with an adult, respecting and enlivening their experience as someone who cares deeply enough to see the attainment of their dreams.

Matches commit to meeting with a mentor for 4 or more hours a month for 9-12 months (That’s only 1 hour per week!). Meetings are one-on-one or at group events hosted by RSYP.

To mentor, anyone 18 or older will:

  • Donate at least 1 hour a week
  • Make at least a 9-12 month commitment
  • Complete background check and in-depth training course
  • Receive discounts to local businesses with mentee
  • Offered monthly workshops, group activities, and invites to all RSYP-sponsored events
  • Mentors provide youth with support outside of school and family so that young people may identify and reach their own personal and academic or career goals.

Mentees:

  • 14 to 25 years old
  • Make at least a 9-12 month commitment
  • Choose activities that they love and enjoy
  • Mentees share their life spark with an adult, respecting and enlivening their experience as someone who cares deeply enough to see the attainment of their dreams

Group Mentoring

  • Meet once a week for two hours to engage in various activities chosen by the group.
  • High School Group focused of life skills and career readiness.
  • Middle School Group focused on recreation.
  • Get in touch with sam@rsyp.org for more info or to get involved as a mentor!