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Building Community and Character Through Mentorship

Mentorship plays an important role in fostering positive youth development and preparing young people for success in life. Through strong, supportive relationships with mentors, young people can gain self-esteem, build character, and develop a sense of community.


mentor with mentee at YEDA youth organization

In today's world where technology and instant gratification are rampant, mentorship is a powerful tool for youth to connect with adults and learn how to navigate the world around them in meaningful ways.


At YEDA, we understand the value of mentorship and strive to provide our youth with the best possible resources and tools to help them grow and achieve success. Our mentor-mentee relationships are built on trust and mutual respect, allowing our mentors and mentees to foster meaningful connections and conversations that last a lifetime while engaged in programs that enhance mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.


At the core of YEDA’s team of coaches, teachers and volunteers, you’ll find dedicated mentors who provide guidance and support. They help our youth to develop critical life skills such as communication, decision-making, problem-solving and time management. Through strong mentor-mentee relationships, YEDA’s students learn important values such as respect, accountability, honor, and compassion.


Our mentors also serve as positive role models, inspiring our youth to strive for excellence and helping them to achieve their goals. Mentors provide support and encouragement to help our young people reach their full potential and develop a sense of pride and self-confidence. In addition, our mentors help to build social networks, providing our youth with access to valuable resources and connections that can help them to succeed in their adult lives.


group of volunteers building community doing charity for YEDA

Community Development


Mentorship helps to build character and foster a sense of community. Mentored youth can help to build a strong and supportive community by bringing positive values and attitudes to the environment. Mentored youth are more likely to have increased self-esteem, better attitudes towards school, and improved interpersonal skills, which can help to foster a sense of community.


Mentored youth can also help organizations become more aware of issues that concern younger populations, which can help to increase an organization's impact in the community. Mentored youth can also help to create networks of volunteers and provide support and encouragement to help others reach their full potential. Through mentorship, young people can learn important values such as respect, responsibility, integrity, and empathy and use them to help build a strong and supportive community.


At YEDA, we believe that mentorship is a key component of our youth education and development programs. Our mentors are committed to helping our youth to reach their goals, build their self-esteem, develop character, and form meaningful connections with their peers and the community. We strive to provide our youth with the best possible mentorship experience and the tools they need to reach their full potential.

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