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Community for Youth

Mission: To inspire and support the social, emotional, and academic development of students through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.

Vision: All students graduate from high school with the skills needed to be successful in life, and to make a positive impact in the community.

Category: Community Development

How They Work: Their unique model ensures that both students and mentors benefit from being part of CfY. They match mentors and students following a weekend of fellowship, fun, and collaborative learning at Camp Colman, located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Mentors and students commit a minimum of 12 hours per month during the academic year to meeting one-on-one, and in larger groups for directed workshops that address key life skills, including Mindfulness, Optimism, Resilience, Goal-Setting, and more. The diversity of topics and group sizes ensures that the students and their mentors feel both valued and supported every step of the way.

Ways to Get Involved: Become a mentor and/or volunteer your time at one of their many events!