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BUILDING CHARACTER, CREATING STRONG LEADERS

Mentoring Programs at the YMCA help teens develop their character and realize their full potential. Character Development is the process for cultivating the values, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors that prepare youth to thrive in learning, in work, and in life. Our mentors intentionally focus on these five areas when interacting with the teen mentees: emotion management, empathy, relationship building, responsibility, and personal development.

We work every day to help youth set and achieve their personal and educational goals. Through our leadership and mentoring programs, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening their community.

To learn more about mentoring programs please contact Jeff Cornelius 309-797-3945 or jcornelius@ymcatr.org

Y WINNERS

Middle School Mentoring Program

Y-Winners offers mentoring through weekly group sessions, learning kits, & academic tutoring. Students are chosen with the help of school counselors.  The Y Winners program is funded completely by the generous support of our community. There is no cost to the participating families. If you would like to apply for the program please email jcornelius@ymcatr.org.

Y Winners is currently offered to students at Edison, Washington, Wilson, Glenview, & John Deere Middle schools.

 

 

Y SOLUTIONS

High School Mentoring Program

Y-Solutions offers mentoring through weekly group sessions & academic tutoring. The program is funded completely by the generous support of our community. There is no cost to the participating families. Y Solutions is currently offered to students in Rock Island High School & United Township High School. If you would like to apply for the program please email jcornelius@ymcatr.org.

 

YOUTH & GOVERNMENT

High School Leadership Development Program

Students immerse themselves in all aspects of Illinois government by assuming roles of legislators, attorneys, executive officials, lobbyists, press members and more.  The culmination of each program year is a 3 day conference in Springfield, IL where students debate issues using the actual Illinois Capitol and Supreme Court facilities. If you would like to apply for the program please email jcornelius@ymcatr.org.