Youth are empowered to discover a future of possibility for themselves and their community.
We inspire and support students to be their best selves through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.
Community for Youth Values
Community Centered – We belong to a larger community. We work together to support, influence and improve our community.
Student Leadership – Students are capable, powerful, resilient, knowledgeable, and have much to teach adults. Students have power, voice, and choice in all aspects of the program. Adults are opportunity brokers and guides to student leaders.
Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – Youth and adults are partners and collaborators in working to disrupt inequity and oppression for personal and social change.
Integrity – We speak and act with integrity to build and maintain trust. We are committed to bringing our best selves to this work because it matters.
Not School, Not Work – Our program is active, fun and engaging on topics relevant to school, work, and life.
Transformation – We work together to learn from data, best practices and each other to transform ourselves, CfY, and our community.
Make Positive Change.
Become a CfY Mentor.
Being a CfY mentor is rewarding, challenging, and fun! You’ll not only provide critical support for an inquisitive, driven young person, but you’ll also build a strong network with fellow mentors
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- Statement from Stephen Song, Executive DirectorThe most recent public murder of an unarmed black man by a white police officer has led to a nation’s eruption of anger, fear, desperation, immense pain, and an all too familiar experience of …
- Match Spotlight: Hyun and MireyaIt doesn’t take long to see the strong bond that has formed between Hyun and Mireya who have been matched for 3 years as part of Community for Youth’s (CfY) mentoring program. They demonstrate …