YMCA Teens in Action Mentors Matter Program


Why You?

We have all said to ourselves, "If I knew then what I know now..."  You now have the opportunity to share your unique wisdom with someone who needs to hear it.  Your help can make a difference!

Why mentoring?

All kids, regardless of their background, need to develop certain assets to become confident, self-relient adults.  You have the opportunity to reinforce the importance of time management, personal responsibility, work habits and having a positive outlook to help guide a teen's future.

Why golf?

Golf provides us with an opportunity to teach the teens about more than just the sport, but about life!  It provides opportunities to talk about things such as etiquette, interpersonal communication, responsibility, respect and independence.

The great thing about Mentors Matter and The First Tee is that you don't have to be a golfer!  It's all about your interest in the teens and the program, not about your level of golf experience.  The First Tee Coaches will train volunteers to help build their confidence in helping the teens improve throughout the summer.

Mentors Matter is just one part of a summer-long YMCA Teens in Action program.  Youth ages 12-15 participate in a variety of activities throughout the summer, including ocmmunity service projects, leadership development sessions and more.

What is the program commitment?

1. Attend Mentors Matter Training on Thursday, June 2 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM

2.  Mentors Matter Summer "Tee-Off" on Tuesday, June 14 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Kittyhawk Golf Course.

3.  Attend a minimum of three, including lunch and golf:
June 14,15 & 16 - Kittyhawk Golf Course
June 21, 22 & 23 - Community Golf Course
June 28, 29 & 30 - Kittyhawk Golf Course

    Each session occurs from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

4.  Participate in the Celebration and Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 30 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CLICK HERE to register to be a Mentor today, and make an IMPACT on our youth this summer!