Y.E.S. Mentor Program
Providing mentors as friends and role models to Reading School District students
Research shows that students involved in mentoring programs are less likely to become involved in high-risk behavior and more likely to stay in school.
The primary role of a mentor is to be a friend and role model. The Youth Experiencing Success Mentor Program (Y.E.S.) has matched Reading School District students from first through 12th grade with adults from the community since 1993. These children come from a variety of situations, but primarily from single-parent households.
Y.E.S. Mentors meet with their mentees one hour per week, typically in the student’s school over the lunch period or after school. The program also provides opportunities for group activities on a regular basis. Mentors and youth have attended local theater events, Reading Royals, and Reading Fightin’ Phils games, job shadowing day, and community cleanups.
About Y.E.S. Mentors
Y.E.S. Mentors are college students, retired professionals, private sector employees and business people, newspaper reporters, realtors, and homemakers, among others. A mentor must be 18 years of age or older. Mentors are screened and trained before being matched with a student.
645 Penn Street
PO BOX 22
Reading PA 1960