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On Monday, July 6th, all Old Colony Y branches will reopen with new safety guidelines in place. Please follow the link below to find everything you need to safely return to your Y. All set and ready to make a reservation? Click here

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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.

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Mass Mentoring Partnership

Thank you to the Mass Mentoring Partnership for its continued, generous support of our mentoring program. The presence of a caring adult - outside the immediate family - has immense value and impact on the life of a child.  This year’s funds supported over 45 volunteers and children with opportunities and activities that support and enhance a life-long love of learning!