Doing Whatever it Takes to Build Great Futures

Someone Who Cares

Someone to look up to. Someone to talk to about dreams and fears. Someone to celebrate victories big and small. A good mentor is there to listen, to support, to care.

Our mentoring program enables young people to find positive adult mentors in staff and volunteers who notice their strengths, listen to their concerns and open up doors of possibility. A positive mentor can inspire children and teens to explore their full potential through guidance, encouragement and opportunities.

Other benefits of mentors include helping prevent early drug use, encouraging teens to be college- and career-ready, and promoting positive mental health outcomes. Kids in youth mentoring programs are also more than 50% less likely to skip school.

A few months ago, I walked into the Club after a close friend of mine passed, Laura was there for me. She has inspired me to not to give up, and to push through, even on my hardest days. Laura's encouraged me and reminded me that things always get better. I would not be where I am without Laura. ~Marcella Piazza, BGCLBC Youth of the Year 2022~