YMCA North Adams Mentoring Program


Mentors Wanted to Work with 8th graders at the YMCA/Roots Teen Center

VOLUNTEER at an exciting new initiative at the Roots Teen Center on Eagle St in N. Adams, MA. We are looking for 4-5 Williams students who can collaborate with YMCA/Roots program coordinator to help design an after-school mentoring program for 8th graders from Drury High School.The goal of the program is “to improve academic achievement, social competence, and avoidance of problem, high-risk behavior by providing a relationship with a caring adult who works to help youth achieve their potential.”Williams College students will meet students weekly (date/time TBD). Activities may include:

  • Games and theater activities
  • Food and cooking
  • Homework and/or project work for school

Time Commitment:
Two-hour commitment one day per week at Roots (TBD) includes reflection with program coordinator. Mentors will work with youth to enhance creative thinking and problem-solving skills and be trained in: curriculum design, youth developmental assets and benefits of mentoring.

Program Mentors/Partners:
Carolyn Brooks, Coordinator, YMCA Mentoring Program
Kaatje White, Assistant Director of High School Outreach, Williams College
Transportation and other logistical support provided by CLiA. Ability to drive one’s own car and others a plus!
For more information and to apply, contact Kaatje White