Youth Mentoring in Mid-Columbia

Forge Youth Mentoring strives to connect generations to restore hope in our communities and to help young people discover and pursue their full potential. We do this by bringing two worlds together through the power of mentorship. Adult mentors have the opportunity to learn from and pour into young people who desperately need their support. Through mentoring, youth are able to overcome adversity to pursue their dreams, goals, and passions.

Forge has served


youth in Mid-Columbia.

Armando Ramirez

Chapter Director for Mid-Columbia

Armando experienced a very difficult childhood, but thanks to two mentors coming into his life, he began to realize that he was worthy of love and that he could achieve great things. Through the years he has used those experiences and lessons, as well as his leadership and translation skills, to help many people. Armando began volunteering for FORGE in 2019 and joined our staff a year later. His strengths and passion have helped develop every aspect of the program, including recruitment, mentor and volunteer training, and connection to Spanish speaking populations.

Phone: (509) 932-1626

Email: Armando@forgeyouthmentoring.org

Bringing the Community Together

FORGE Youth Mentoring is currently serving youth in the Mid-Colmbia area, including Hermiston, Walla Walla, Tri-Cities, Moses Lake, Prosser, and Yakima. We will continue to expand throughout the area as we develop partnerships with churches and other youth-serving organizations.

Be a Youth Mentor

Forge needs you to help carry out our mission in the area. We are always looking for volunteer mentors who are willing to spend time with youth and be a positive, caring adult.

Find a Mentor!

Being a young person is very difficult, these days. Oftentimes, it can be great to have an adult that listens without judgement and simply offers support. Sign up to get a mentor today!

Support FYM Mid-Columbia

Forge has many needs in order to continue offer free youth mentoring in the area. Partner with us today to help us reach our goal of providing every young person with a caring adult mentor.

Be a Recruiter

Forge is able to make an impact in the community through the partnership of churches, businesses and other organizations. You can help us connect to your spheres of influence to help us recruit mentors, volunteers, and donors to build our program here in Mid-Columbia.

Become an Experience Partner

Experience Partners are volunteers who share a life-skill, hobby, educational, or career experience with a number of mentor matches, providing hands-on opportunities for mentees helping them discover new interests and develop future paths to success.