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Mentoring Programs

YMCA Mentoring Programs

Y mentoring programs ensures character development for youth to acknowledge 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. The Y’s cause-driven leaders are best able to affect positive character development outcomes in youth when intentionally focus their practice in five areas when interacting with youth: emotion management, empathy, relationship building, responsibility, & 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.

Y Winners

Our Y Winners gain life skills by getting out of their neighborhoods and involved in the Quad Cities community. Y Winners meet once a week for new learning experiences that expand their perspective to new opportunities. At the Y we understand youth face adversity. Youth mentors help Y winners set goals to make decisions about their futures. Y Winners are chosen with the help of school counselors and teachers. Y winners is currently offered at Edison, Washington,Wilson, Glenview, & John Deere Middle school.  The Y Winners program is funded completely by the generous support of our community. There is no cost to the participating families.

Y Solutions

Y Solutions is a mentoring program for underserved students in Rock Island High School & United Township High School. Guidance counselors select students who have the ability to become leaders. Y Solutions provides a safe place for these students to develop character following our core values of emotion management, empathy, responsibility, relationship building & personal development. The goals of this program are for youth to recognize education as an essential foundation for success, have a noticeable change in attitude and behavior, set goals, and be leaders in the community with social responsibility.


To learn more about mentoring programs please contact Director of Youth Achievement Daisy Moran 309-797-3945 or

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