TrueMentors Youth Programs

Now more than ever youth are in need of positive role models. TrueMentors exists to build self confidence and provide new experiences that support positive growth.

Mentoring is a ripple effect: one small influence can have an impact.

TrueBlue Academy

TrueBlue Academy is a mentoring program that provides learning and growth opportunities for students in 5th-12th grades at Newaygo Public Schools. These lessons help young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them.

TrueMentors' After School Mentoring

Our after school mentoring program is done in partnership with the Engage! Out-of-School Time Program at Hesperia Community Schools. Peer to Peer relationships are formed between youth of all grade levels for this after school program.

TrueMentors' Community Mentoring

Volunteers, ages 18 and older, are matched with Newaygo County youth, between the ages of 5 and 14, in a one-to-one mentoring relationship for a minimum of a one year commitment. Matches meet about four times each month and spend a minimum of eight hours each month together. Matches determine scheduling that works best for them to spend time together.

TrueMentors' Parks in Focus

Parks in Focus is an outdoor based group mentoring program utilizing curriculum provided by the Udall Foundation. The purpose of Parks in Focus is to connect youth to nature through photography. Outings of various lengths take youth to Michigan State Parks, Public Lands and National Parks. Take a moment to browse photos taken by our participants here.

Contact Us

To find out more, contact TrueMentors at truementors@truenorthservices.org or (231) 924-0641, ext. 109.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Advisory Board

TrueMentors is seeking community members interested in serving on the Advisory Board. The Board meets monthly, usually the first Tuesday of the month in person or virtually, for about an hour. The Advisory Board discusses best practices for fundraising, recruitment of mentors and mentees, and programming.

TrueBlue Academy

Adult volunteers are needed to fulfil the mission of connecting youth to new opportunities. Mentors meet weekly with their mentee during after school hours, with optional off-site meetings to be determined by the match.

TrueMentors' Community Mentoring

Need a flexible schedule? This is the opportunity for you! Adult volunteers are paired with area youth in a mentor mentee match. All scheduling is based on what is convenient for the match.

TrueMentors' Parks in Focus

Love the outdoors? Enjoy photography? Adult chaperones needed to attend outings with youth; sporaotic dates and times available.

Contact Us

To find out more, contact TrueMentors at truementors@truenorthservices.org or (231) 924-0641, ext. 109.