The YWCA has a great mentor program, and they are currently needing men and women to mentor local kids.

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The YWCA in Evansville has been a staple in our community for over 100 years.  They work hard to make sure that women and children are empowered and have a safe place to go if needed.

YWCA Mentor Program

The YWCA also has a great mentoring program that coincides with their Live Y'ers program. This program was made to serve at-risk youth through an after-school program and a mentoring program. Beginning in 6th grade students are paired with an adult mentor who will basically act as a role model.

Adult mentors meet with them at least once a month to act as a role model, sounding board, and coach. They continue their relationship through grade 12.


I was a mentor before the pandemic began and have reached out about becoming a mentor again, the short time I got to do it (before everything shut down) was very rewarding and I met an incredible young girl who is so bright and vibrant so I'm very excited to get the opportunity to mentor again, and I can't recommend this program enough!

Why Become a Mentor?

The YWCA is currently needing both men and women to become mentors in local schools.

Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash
Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash

According to the YWCA there are several great reasons to become a mentor.

  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are less likely than their peers to skip a day of school.
  • Youth who meet regularly with a mentor are less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and alcohol.
  • Participation in a mentoring relationship promotes positive social attitudes and relationships.
  • Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to achieve them.

Want to Become a Mentor?

If you'd like to become a mentor or just learn about other volunteer opportunities you can reach out to YWCA of Evansville's Youth Programs Director, Courtney Edwards at (812)422-1191 or by email

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