“Perfect way to set the tone for what our focus was and what we wanted to accomplish throughout the summer.”

Jennifer Mueller, YMCA Youth & Teen Development Director

YMCA Mentors Matter

Teens in Action Program

Opportunity: The YMCA Teens in Action Mentors Matter program enables area adults to partner up with kids and help them develop the attitude and skills needed to guide their future. The program recognizes that kids need positive adult role models who exhibit responsible behavior and are willing to make a positive difference in their lives. Using the game of golf, teens learn not only about the game but also about life in general. Students learn the basics of the sport, as well as etiquette, interpersonal communication, responsibility, and good sportsmanship. Participating teens range from 12 to 17 years old. The program focuses on leadership, decision making, service learning, and is based in part on the 40 Developmental Assets from the Search Institute.

Results: Jennifer Mueller, Youth and Teen Development Director for the YMCA of Greater Dayton, wanted to KICK off the program with an interactive presentation which would help “plant the seeds” for the entire series.

PDF File Letter of Reference from Jennifer Mueller

PDF version of Mentors Matter Informational Flyers Mentors Matter Informational Flyers


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