The mentor program is a fun and great way to provide individual support, and to build assets in young people. In the mentor program each youth is paired with a trained Youth Advocate, and together they build a trusting and supportive relationship. The Youth Advocates offer a safe, supportive space to talk about challenging situations and learn problem solving skills. A truly amazing program!
“I can tell my mentor anything! We have so much fun too.” -Mentee
Youth Adventures Club (YAC!)
The Youth Adventures Club (YAC) is a weekly summer adventure program. Each Friday during the summer youth are given the opportunity to explore the many sides of Santa Cruz through fun adventure outings. Through role modeling and low cost activities, youth learn how to have safe and healthy fun in a supportive group setting.