Learning Communities

About the Program:

CfY’s Learning Communities program is designed to step past traditional mentoring practices and offer a Critical Mentoring experience that centers the young person. CfY centers youth as collaborators because they deserve to have their voice heard, their value is seen and respected, and their leadership activated.

This program follows the Academic Year (September – June). Typically, mentors are assigned to one of two Learning Communities: one that meets on Tuesdays, and one that meets on Wednesdays. These Learning Communities remain together for the duration of the year. Weekly activities rotate between a one-on-one activity between mentors and students, a small group activity of three to four mentoring pairs (Family Groups), a mentor-only workshop, and a student-mentor workshop.

What is the Time Commitment?

CfY’s program runs throughout the school year from late September to mid-June. Participants dedicate 2-3 hours each week to Community for Youth activities. To ensure success for our students and the program as a whole, mentors must honor this time commitment and be flexible.

For more detailed information about our timeline and what being a mentor at CfY looks like, click here!

Looking for a more flexible program? Read about CfY Duos, our scaled-back mentoring program that allows students and mentors to work together over six months while focusing on an objective!

Are you a student looking to join CfY and get paired with a mentor? Read more and apply here!

What are the benefits?

When you join CfY as a mentor, you are making an investment in youth in your community, and helping a student achieve their full potential by giving them your time and support!

CfY also presents a valuable opportunity to connect with other mentors and students, and to spend time connecting over mutual interests and fun activities! Whether its our Camp Launch Weekend, Mentor Workshops, an outing with your Family Group, a Mentor Happy Hour, or an unforgettable Community Workshop, CfY is sure to leave with you with lifelong memories and lasting relationships.

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