RSYP to Host Mentor Orientation and Forum
Great Barrington, MA, November 12, 2013……Railroad Street Youth Project will be hosting a Mentor Orientation and Forum for interested community residents looking to learn more about Mentoring and how empowering youth strengthens our community. The event will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the RSYP Drop-in Center at 60 Bridge Street in Great Barrington
Passionate adults who want to share their interests and skills with a younger person, youth workers & volunteers, and all youth allies are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to community adults interested in learning more about becoming a Mentor. Food and drinks provided.
Mentoring youth is a top priority at Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) and within the South Berkshire community. Inspirational, engaging, and dedicated adults from the community enhance intergenerational friendships and life aspirations. Youth, 14-25, and adults are matched in their shared interests, compatible in their idea of “fun.” Matches meet/connect for 1 hour a week, anywhere in the community, doing the things they both love to do. The Mentor Orientation and Forum is a chance to discuss the new mentoring program, and exchange ideas about how it can have the strongest impact for youth and adults alike.
About Railroad Street Youth Project
Founded in 1991, RSYP empowers young people by supporting the creation of youth-generated activities that promote self-worth, responsibility and intergenerational respect and communication. We serve 14-25 year old residents of southern Berkshire County and the surrounding area with mentoring and apprenticeship programs, a sexual health education initiative, an all-youth board that funds innovative, youth-inspired projects and trips, job training and career counseling, and a drop-in center where we offer referrals, counseling, mediation, and advocacy services.