The Mankato Family YMCA Brother/Sister Program has partnered with Radio Mankato in an effort to recruit 72 new mentors over 72 days. There is a large need for mentors in both Community Based Mentoring and School-Based Mentoring to help reduce the number of youth on the waiting list.
There are currently over 60 boys and over 12 girls on the waiting list to be matched with a mentor through the Y Brother/Sister Program. Many on the wait list have been waiting more than two years for a mentor. Mentors have a direct impact on youth in the community and often make a positive difference in the life of a kid who needs it.