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.

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