Youth Mentoring

The Butler County Family YMCA is excited to introduce a new youth group mentoring program called Reach and Rise®. This new group model will help empower youth ages 8-15 in overcoming challenges that are prevalent in today’s society such as low self-esteem, poor academic progress, peer difficulties and/or poor decision making skills.

This program will run in conjunction with our one-to-one youth mentoring program, Big Brother Big Sisters of Butler County (BBBS). The first group to benefit from this new program will be those currently unmatched in our one-to-one program.

Training for adult volunteers will be held in the near future.

For more information on Reach & Rise® or to volunteer, contact Rachel Pazzaglia, Clinical Director, Reach & Rise® Youth Mentoring at 724-287-4733, ext. 136 or

To learn more about the Reach & Rise® program, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Reach & Rise® Program Information

Mentor Application Information

Mentee Referral Form


Reach and Rise ® is a FREE program financially supported by the YMCA’s Annual Support