For more information call Johanna Lynch, Y-Pals Coordinator at the Auburn YMCA, 315.253.5304 extension 1016 or e-mail her at johanna@auburnymca.net.

Y-Pals is a mentoring program for at- risk- youth that offers both community-based and school-based programs. The community based program is always looking for youth minded individuals to volunteer their time and energy to mentor a child. Volunteers commit to being a role model for a minimum of twice a month for one year.

We serve children ages 5-14 who need a role model and a friend. The school-based program operates at six area elementary schools during school hours on school grounds and is supported by school officials. High school students serve as mentors.