Youth Mentoring is Seeking Friends for Youth

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Posted: November 14, 2019

One of the goals of Youth Mentoring at Helping Services is to create life-long friendships between area youth and adult mentors. Being a mentor isn’t complicated, it’s just being a friend and spending time with a youth that shares similar interests

Is being a mentor a fit for you? Is the thought of being a mentor intimidating? Have you been thinking about getting involved? All of these questions can be answered at the upcoming Mentoring Social on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Toppling Goliath Brewery in Decorah.

This open house style social is a casual come as you are event. Those who are considering becoming a mentor are invited to come and enjoy appetizers and great conversation. A cash bar will be available. There will be several current mentors attending who will informally share their inspiring stories of mentoring with their youth.

One current mentor shares, “I remember being invited to this event previously and someone saying to just come for the food. I really enjoyed the no-pressure environment and got lots of my questions answered. I am so glad I came and became a mentor. I love being a friend to my youth!”

Youth Mentoring in Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties provides an adult mentor who spends a minimum of four hours a month with a youth, ages 6–16. Currently, 50 youth are enjoying time with a mentor and 19 youth are waiting for a mentor. For information on how you can be part of the excitement of mentoring at Helping Services, contact Kathy or Colinne at (563) 387-1720,, or online at

 Serving families since 1973, Helping Services for Youth & Families is dedicated to responding to current health and safety needs of youth and families through empowerment, support, and education.

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Helping Services for Youth & Families

Kathy Schwartzhoff – Mentoring Coordinator
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