Auburn YMCA Y-Pals Program Celebrates National Mentoring Month

 January is National Mentoring Month. Across our nation, mentors steer our youth through challenging times and support their journey into adulthood. During National Mentoring Month, we honor these important individuals.

The Y-Pals youth-mentoring program at the Auburn YMCA is celebrating National Mentoring Month by thanking our current mentors and asking others to volunteer a little of their time to give back to the community in a fun, easy way.  The Y-Pals program strives to give the children of our community someone to look up to who can help teach and guide them toward a positive future, and is actively seeking new mentors.  A mentor commits to meet his or her Y-Pal a minimum of only twice a month for at least one year, and the pair can do almost anything, including a free event hosted by Y-Pals every month, if they wish.  There is never any cost to the child or the mentor to participate, as all of the program’s funding comes from donations and fundraising.  Mentors need only to be 19 years of age, posses a valid driver’s license and auto insurance, and pass a background check.

As always, anyone interested in becoming a mentor and giving back to the community in a fun, easy way can contact Johanna Lynch, Y-Pals Coordinator, at (315) 253-5304 or email


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