Youth Mentoring Program

Program Director

Jacob Garcia

Volunteer Meetings 

Tuesday, 5:00-5:50pm (Lib 002)

Spring 2024 Engagement

One-on-one and team mentoring with elementary students at Arcata After-School Program and potentially Trillium Charter School.


Program Mission

Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) strives to connect Cal Poly Humboldt student mentors with local elementary and middle school students who need extra support. YMP is unique in the sense that it offers personal one-on-one mentoring, rather than group services. By establishing strong, consistent, and constructive relationships YMP volunteers become positive role models, allies, and agents of change in our community.

Community Contacts

YMP has been working with several schools to identify children seeking mentors, including Arcata Elementary, Pacific Union Elementary, and Sunny Brae Middle School.

8 student volunteers from the Youth Mentoring Program pose together for a team photo. They are smiling.

YMP Volunteer Team Spring 2023

A small group of elementary school students gather during an after school activity hosted by YMP volunteers called "Mind Over Matter" which focused on age-appropriate emotions and wellness habits

 Elementary students at Arcata After School Program participate in a YMP activity

Mind Over Matter activity poster in colorful handwritten font created by YMP volunteer team reads: 7 Aspects of Human Life 1) Self 2) Behavioral 3) Social 4) Physical 5) Emotional 6) Mental 7) Spiritual