Charity: Youth Assisting Youth - The Peer Project
Youth Assisting Youth - The Peer Project
Toronto Toronto, Ontario M2M4E7www.yay.org
Mission & Goals:
The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth is a voluntary community-based mentoring organization, committed to promoting the healthy growth and development of young people, strengthening families and responding to and supporting changing community needs.
How your contribution helps:
Funds will help our charity provide One-to-One and Group Mentoring relationships and programs for at-risk and newcomer children and youth throughout the Greater Toronto Area and York Region. Troubled kids are professionally referred to us by teachers, doctors, child welfare workers, etc. We recruit volunteer youth mentors from high schools, colleges/universities and the work place. We fully screen and train our mentors and then match them with a Mentee. Mentors are required to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week with the child for 1 year. The impact on both the mentor and mentee is incredible and changes the trajectory of their lives for the better. We have a 98% success rate of keeping all of our kids healthy, in school and out of the juvenille justice system. We also have currently have over 400 kids on our waiting list for a mentor. We need your support!