Yo Bro | Yo Girl Mentors
Yo Bro | Yo Girl is built on the principle that equipping people with lived-experience to connect with at-risk youth is be the best way to effect change.
Whether it’s an ex-Hells Angel or a teenager that was reached just as she started heading down the wrong track, we know that kids listen to those who truly understand what they’re going through.
Yo Bro | Yo Girl Mentors are senior members of our organization who have personally been impacted by our programs as participants. Today, these YBYG Alumni co-present workshops, lead after-school programs, and connect with at-risk youth to ensure that there’s always someone around who knows exactly how they feel.
In the 2018/19 school year, we had 39 Mentors from three categories:
Youth Leaders are volunteer peer-to-peer mentors
Program Assistants are YBYG graduates who are paid to support program delivery in schools
Program Facilitators are paid staff who have leadership roles in program delivery