Mentors and Tutors Needed

Literacy Tutors

The Y is committed every day to social responsibility – helping people better their lives.  Improving literacy skills not only affects the individual, but it will improve the lives of their families for generations to come. Volunteer Literacy tutors meet with their students weekly at local libraries. For more information on how to get involved: contact Jeff at or call 314.776.7102 to take the first step in changing someone's life by helping them learn to read.

We provide regular training for new tutors. Tutor trainings are held on the following Saturdays from 9am–3pm at the Historic Carondelet Y, 600 Loughborough, St. Louis MO 63111


  • January 28
  • March 11
  • May 6
  • July 15
  • September 9
  • November 18

Reach & Rise Mentors

The Reach & Rise Mentoring Program, a 1-on-1 mentoring program run through the Gateway Region YMCA, needs YOUR help to support local youth in need.  There are currently 21 kids on our waiting list and with your help, we can end the list.

As a mentor, you will spend 1-3 hours a week with a young person for one full year.  You'll have a chance to have fun, to be a kid again, and to learn a lot about yourself.  All the while you'll be teaching some life lessons and helping support a child.  

All it takes is ONE supportive adult to forever alter the life of a child.  To help a child go from a statistic to a success story.  If you're interested in being the one adult for a child, then contact Mike Abrams at

Our next mentor training session begins the week of January 10 , 2017.