Old Colony Y Mentoring
Building Brighter Futures
The Old Colony YMCA, based in Brockton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering a variety of services to youth in our 29 southeastern Massachusetts community since 1993. Old Colony Y Mentoring is proud to provide children ages 9-18 with positive, caring adult mentors. This is a free service that we provide. We believe that every child can benefit from having a dedicated friend outside of the family; someone who is there for that child and spends time with him or her because they want to.
Our community-based program offers traditional one-to-one matching of Mentors and Mentees. Matches enjoy activities such as playing sports, visiting parks/museums/libraries, biking, hiking, or just spending time together.
Click here: Complete your application to become a mentor!
A national study found that Mentees who meet regularly with their Mentors were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to start drinking
- 52% less likely to skip school
Click here: Learn how you can become a mentor today!
Old Colony Y Mentoring is supported by donations as well as local, state and federal funding. The program is currently supported in part by a State Mentoring Matching Grant, administered by the Mass Mentoring Partnership, the Department of Public Health and the United Way of Greater Plymouth County.