Youth Mentoring

October 1st, 2016 | Cornelius Williams


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Mentoring, at its most basic level, helps because it says to a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.

Think back. Did you know how to study for a test or make plans for college? Do you remember wanting your first car or looking for a part-time job? Simple things that seem easy or straightforward to you now can appear to be a complete mystery to a young person.

Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations. (, 2014)

In order to have the greatest impact, we have launched the Youth Mentoring Collaborative (YMC). This is a network of faith-based and faith-led organizations striving to transform the lives of students through mentoring. Our 2020 goal is to be serving 1000 students across metro Atlanta through collaborations

The collaborative is comprised of ministry leaders that are running youth organizations within metro Atlanta that fit the following criteria:
Ministry/program has been in existence for 3 years
Ministry/program is faith based or Ministry leader is Christian
Budget is between $0 and $50K
Ministry/Program serves at least 20 students

Here are the benefits for leaders who participate with the collaborative:
Quarterly gatherings
Monthly prayer calls
Yearly Retreat

Monthly meeting with YMC Staff/Coach
Leadership Development Plan
Small group training

Promotion of program on MALF Website and
Promotion on MALF marketing collateral

Offer a yearly award for programming ranging from $1,000 – $5,000
Program is considered when applying for grants

If you are interested in applying to be a participant in the Youth Mentoring Collaborative, contact Bianca Singleton at

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