1. Recruiting, training, and effectively screening mentors and program volunteers.
2. Building lasting community partnerships to maximize our program’s effectiveness in your community.
3. Securing youth referral agencies (schools, counseling agencies, youth-serving programs, etc.)
4. Be innovative and creative in our development of new programs and activities to better serve your community.
5. Promote the need for and strategies of mentoring to the community.



This is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people, their families, and future generations.  

One mentee, Bailey, shared, “I just needed someone to talk to. I know my friends feel the same way.He said there was no one there for him, “except my mentor”, to listen and offer insight through the crucial times of his life. He had lost hope in school and with his family, and his friendships were taking him down the wrong path. But, his life changed for good through his mentor, who helped him feel valued and encouraged. Bailey is like so many other young people today.  Studies show that

More than 35% of young people

say they do not have a positive adult in their lives but would like one.   

Become a donor and join our team to help bring hope and direction to kids who are seeking it and need it!


GUIDE: $200/month

Provide funding to cover all costs for 4 mentor matches

PROTECTOR: $100/month

Provide funding to cover all costs for 2 mentor matches

SPONSOR: $50/month

Provide funding to cover all costs for 1 mentor match

BUILDER: $25/month

You will help us equip our mentors to serve effectively

FRIEND: $15/month

Help us build partnerships to serve your community


Wish you could experience the joy of mentoring, but are unable to participate yourself? By donating $50 per month, you will help us support a young person and their mentor while they’re a part of FORGE.  Even more, you’ll hear personal stories/updates from the match you support!

The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or another adult.”

The Science of Resilience, Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child


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Why Youth Mentoring Needs Funding
Mentoring has been proven to be a preventive tool in helping young people establish identity, learn new skills, discover their true potential, and set goals to achieve success and find joy.

As we are adding new chapters regularly, feel free to identify the community you’d like your donation to apply to, or mark it “greatest need” and we will direct it to help newer chapters in need.

Forge Youth Mentoring is a registered 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Please
visit to see our financial statements. 

FORGE builds strong mentor matches and measures success with these tools: