1/10/2013 9:30:00 AM Look into mentoring, you can make a difference
There is an opportunity to give back by mentoring right here in your community & Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau needs YOU. Mentoring is designed to provide youth ages 10-17 with an opportunity to build a positive and encouraging relationship with a supportive adult in the community. Characteristics of youth served are those seeking: additional adult support, improved self esteem, positive reinforcement, someone to look up to, improved academic performance, improved relationships overall and much more! Mentors meet with their mentee one to two times a month for a minimum of six months according to a schedule determined by the mentor/mentee. Good candidates to be mentors are adults who: can be a positive role model, want to connect with youth in the community, are patient and willing to listen and like to have fun! All mentors receive general volunteer training and a detailed training session related to mentoring. Please consider sharing your gifts with a youth in your community. Youth wanting to be matched with an adult mentor are also needed! For more information or to receive an application, please contact Andria Flaherty at Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau at 651.464.3685 or Andria.Flaherty@ysblake sarea.org. Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau (LAYSB) is a non-profit organization, serving residents of Washington, Chisago and Anoka counties. The mission of LAYSB is to ensure the success of youth. Programs and services provided reflect the belief that youth will be successful when relationships are strong, families are involved, communities are caring, harmony is restored and youth have the skills and opportunities for citizenship. For more information, please visit our website at www.ys blakesarea.org.