Mentorship Programs

A database of organizations currently running refugee youth mentorship programs around the country. 

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Mentorship Programs

Listings of organizations currently implementing mentorship programs for refugee youth.

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest - AZ

By matching mentors with refugee status youth, RYMP aims to foster self discovery, create a strong sense of community, and equip refugees to successfully navigate new systems while honoring their own cultural contributions to society.

Catholic Charities Atlanta - GA

The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program pairs each volunteer with a refugee child age 12-17 in a one-year, one-on-one mentoring relationship.

Agency for New Americans (ANA) - ID

The Refugees Empowered to Achieve (REACH) Program gives our community the unique opportunity to mentor refugee youth ages 15-24 on a consistent basis. As a mentor, you commit to spending 4-6 hours per month during which you help your mentee work towards reaching their pre-identified goals.

RefugeeOne - IL

Be a friend and role model for a young adult, helping them work toward education and career goals. Attend workshops and social events with your mentee. Guided goal-setting framework provided.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - KS

ReCONNECT Kansas is an opportunity for local mentors to help refugee youth achieve their education and career goals. Through a grant from the Kansas State Office for Refugees, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas organizes one-on-one interactions and events and provides training and support from a program specialist.

IRC Silver Spring - MD

The IRC Silver Spring refugee youth mentorship program utilizes the support of dedicated volunteers as a Youth Coach.

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area - MD, VA

Refugee Youth Mentor are paired with refugee youth (ages 15 to 24). Activities vary based on the goals and interests, but often focus on showing mentees educational and employment opportunities that are available to them, as well as supporting and empowering them to explore these opportunities, and begin thinking about their futures.

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada - NV

The Youth Mentoring Program helps refugee youth ages 15-24 reach their personal, academic, and career goals. Youth are paired with a mentor to meet with weekly for at least one year.

The Refugee Response - OH

The goal of the Youth Mentoring Program is to connect refugee students with volunteer mentors in order to help students: achieve their own academic, language and social-emotional goals, nurture a growth mindset, and build confidence in their skills, abilities and identities.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville - TN

The Tennessee Office for Refugees Mentor Program matches refugee youth ages 15-24 with adult mentors in the community to empower the youth in achieving their educational and employment goals.

Refugee Services of Texas - TX

The Youth Mentoring Program is focused on meeting the unique needs of youth ages 15-24 as they adapt to life in a new country. This includes gaining deeper insight into American culture, exploring and engaging with their new community, and achieving self-sufficiency.

IRC Richmond - VA

The Youth Mentor (MyVA) program teaches skills that encourage self-sufficiency in all areas for young adults aged 15-24.

IRC Charlottesville - VA

The IRC in Charlottesville Youth Mentoring program (MYVA) serves refugee youth or young adults (15-24) to help them positively navigate new communities and advance their educational and vocational goals.

ECDC African Community Center DC Metro - VA

The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program (RYMP) equips newcomer youth in community integration by developing educational, leadership, communal, occupational and entrepreneurial skills, which will give them a sense of self-sufficiency and cultural amalgamation that will continue beyond the programs’ end.

World Relief Western Washington - WA

Mentors walk alongside refugee and asylee youth ages 18-24 with the goal of developing mutually transformative relationships. Young adults set their life, career, or educational goals and mentors meet regularly to support, find resources and build relationship.

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Youth Mentoring Program - USA

This policy letter describes the Refugee Support Services set-aside program, the Youth Mentoring (YM) program. The YM program will fund grantees to match eligible youth with mentors who will support successful integration and help the youth to thrive. The letter defines the YM program’s goals, eligible populations, and reporting and monitoring.

Refugee Youth Mentoring Program (RYMP) - MD

RYMP is designed to promote positive civic and social engagement as well as support academic and vocational achievement of Refugee Youth, ages 15-24.

The Making A Connection Program (MAC) - NY

The MAC program matches refugee youth ages 15-24 with positive adult mentors to promote positive civic and social engagement and support individual educational and vocational advancement.