Local Mentoring Programs

A mentor is a reliable adult in a life that may not otherwise have somebody. Someone a kid can count on. A resource to the family.

Mentoring is a proven way of improving kids’ lives. Kids who have mentors are less likely to use alcohol and drugs and 52% less likely to skip school.

Be a mentor! Change someone’s life!

YDI Mentoring Initiative

YDI Mentoring Initiative is a mentoring program that helps children and youth, ages 4-17, build a strong character, achieve positive self-esteem, and create solutions to their everyday problems with the help of a caring relationship with an adult volunteer mentor. The program offers both school and community based mentoring and provides tremendous flexibility in scheduling.

YDI C-Core program recruits professionals from the home building and construction field to become mentors for youth ages 16-18. The goal of the program is to provide a positive role model in the lives of our youth and help expose them to this industry to lead them on a career pathway. More Information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. More Information.

First Nations Community Health Youth Mentoring Program

First Nations Community Health Youth Mentoring Program is focused on facilitating a supportive mentor relationship between a caring adult and a child ages 4 to 18 years within the Albuquerque area. A mentor’s commitment can change a child’s life and promote positive development with cultural awareness. More Information.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Throughout JA’s sequential and integrated kindergarten through grade 12 programs, students use information, apply basic skills, think critically, and solve complex problems to prepare them for life as adults. More Information.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico offer excellent after school programs, led by professionally trained employees, that will give your kids the skills they need to excel in school and in life. More Information.