Mentors acting as teachers and leaders for the next generation help to build stronger communities. Information here can be used by those either seeking mentors or wishing to acts as mentors. For more ways you can make a difference, please consult the Volunteer section.
4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Information at the following counties:
AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE
To improve the quality of life for individuals and their families whose lives have been impacted by negative life experiences; and to provide education, mentoring and advocacy for individuals and their children as they transform their lives after incarceration.
1735 State St., Harrisburg
BETHESDA MISSION COMMUNITY (YOUTH) CENTER
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF THE CAPITAL REGION
BREAKING THE CHAINZ INC.
Mission is to provide interactive and integrative prevention and intervention programs aimed at keeping adults and adolescents from ending up in a cold cell. Program assists newly released inmates in making a smooth transition from incarcerated inmate to productive citizen.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF HARRISBURG
Serves as a neighborhood based organization committed to serving youth of all backgrounds in developing self-esteem and character and to help them become responsible citizens by providing physical, recreational, social, educational and vocational programs.
1227 Berryhill Street, Harrisburg
1700 Hanover St., Harrisburg
1313 Monroe St., Harrisburg
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
CAPITAL REGION EX-OFFENDERS SUPPORT COALITION
To coordinate services that assist ex-offenders with successful re-entry that promotes public safety.
CENTER FOR CHAMPIONS
Desires to be an avenue where many churches, groups and businesses can partner to provide life-on-life mentors to primarily fatherless and at-risk youth.
413 S. 19th St., Harrisburg
CHRISTIAN RECOVERY AFTERCARE MINISTRY
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
29 S. 10th St., Harrisburg
FRIENDS OVER FENCES
Helps inmates and ex-offenders to be successful members of society by mentoring, training and helping them find suitable housing and employment.
80 Brooklane Ct., Elizabethtown
GIRL SCOUTS IN THE HEART OF PA
THE JT DORSEY FOUNDATION
Uses the medium of soccer to develop strong moral character, inspire academic excellence and promote community involvement for participants. Serves inner city youth ages five to 19 in the Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lebanon areas.
5901 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg
Dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.
21 S. Third St., Harrisburg
NATIONAL MENTORING PARTNERSHIP
NEW HOPE MINISTRIES
Youth programs provide assistance with homework, life skills, recreation, educational activities, and community services activities while promoting positive behavior and values. Has centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Mechanicsburg, New Oxford and West Shore (Lemoyne) area.
99 W. Church St., Dillsburg
“It’s About Change”
Serves and supports individuals involved with the criminal justice system, primarily women and children, to prevent recidivism and promote productive lives.
1515 Derry St., Harrisburg
TRIPS FOR KIDS OF HARRISBURG
Provides bike trips to Harrisburg area youth ages 10-18.