Emily Grant, mentor since 2016

Why did you become a mentor with CfY?

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity in Seattle that involved working with high school aged students.

How has the experience changed you?

I joined CfY with the expectation that I would have a positive influence on a high schooler, but my experience has been so much greater than that. Everyone in the community, both students and fellow mentors, are so insightful and have made me a more self-aware and informed person. CfY has introduced me to incredible people that I never otherwise would have met.

What’s your most favorite memory of CfY?

Our first family group night. We had so much fun playing games and making pizzas. It is fun to look back on that evening because at that time we did not know each other, and now we are all great friends.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or know someone who might be interested, please email our Outreach and Partnership Coordinator Hayley Nolan at hayley@communityforyouth.org. You can also apply to be a mentor online. Click here!