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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!