Phone: (971) 227-6011
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.
Chapter Director for Phoenix, Arizona
As a Pacific NW native, I was born in Spokane, WA, and raised in Oregon. I am the youngest of six and my father was a pastor. As a result, I spent most of my youth in and around churches. I graduated from Oregon State University and became a high school math teacher. I also coached basketball for 15 years. In June 2022, I retired from Canby High School in Canby, OR after 33 years as a math teacher. Weeks after retirement, my wife, our youngest son, and I moved to Goodyear, Arizona, and I started working for FORGE in September 2022. My wife, a former elementary school educator, and I have been married for over 30 years. We have two adult sons. The oldest currently works at Grand Canyon University, and the youngest is a recent GCU grad who currently works for Daktronics. I enjoy spending time with my family whether it be a restaurant or home-cooked meal, a swim in the pool, a bike ride, or a multiple-day trip together. My favorite activities are hiking, biking, camping, and playing or watching basketball and baseball games. I also enjoy volunteering with service projects and participating in church activities. It has been exciting to begin to build a Forge chapter here in Arizona. God has brought some amazing people to our team that have a passion for helping kids.
Phone: (971) 227-6011
FORGE Youth Mentoring Phoenix is currently serving youth in the West Valley area, including Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Youngtown, and more. We will continue to expand throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area as we develop partnerships with churches and other youth-serving organizations.
Forge needs you to help carry out our mission in the Phoenix area. We are always looking for volunteer mentors who are willing to spend time with youth and be a positive, caring adult.
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!
Forge has many needs in order to continue to offer free youth mentoring in Phoenix. Partner with us today to help us provide a supportive adult mentor to every young person in need.
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 Phoenix.
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.
Mission: Connecting generations to restore hope in our communities and help young people discover their full potential.
Forge Youth Mentoring is a registered charitable organization in Washington State and has filed it’s 501c3 Application with the IRS. Your donation is tax deductible.
PO Box 1422
Richland, WA 99352