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The Mentor Application Process The mentoring program has a comprehensive application process.  Once you express interest in becoming a mentor, you will be required to: Submit a written application Attend an orientation session Participate in an individual interview Submit to a background check, including fingerprints Complete a process for child […]

YouthLinks: About the Program

Mentees in the program are young people from diverse racial, ethnic, family, and socio-economic backgrounds who are willing to participate in a mentor relationship. Mentees are referred to the program by Montgomery County Child Welfare, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and emotional disabilities programs in Montgomery County Public Schools. […]

Make a Difference. Be a Mentor.

   “Being a mentor makes me feel great. I came from a wonderful family and I want to share some of what I got when I was growing up. I’m trying to be there whenever he needs someone to talk to. My philosophy of life and for mentoring is the […]

About YFS

  YMCA Youth & Family Services (YMCA- YFS) is a community-based, comprehensive social services branch of the YMCA Metropolitan Washington. YFS provides school and community-based prevention and early intervention services to at-risk and under-served children and families from across Montgomery County, MD. YFS programs address basic social-service needs, teach fundamental […]