AYO Mentor Program October Friendraiser

October 15, 2013

A great group of people came out to support Aurora’s youth on a chilly evening in October. Many community members and friends of our mentors were brought to hear first-hand from our matches about the unique opportunity to mentor a youth.
Matches Efrain & Matt and Diana & Linda made posters about their match relationships and shared with potential mentors about how they were matched up and what times of activities they do together.
The highlight of the evening was the emotion emanating from our current youth and mentors; which was very evident when Matt and Efrain spoke to the group. Efrain’s heartfelt words about wanting a male role model, being scared to be hurt by this new person coming into his life, and the positive impact that his mentor has had on him touched the crowd. Matt made sure that everyone knew that it wasn’t just Efrain who had grown from the experience, but that he has as well.
AYO thanks everyone for attending the event and we invite you to our next Mentor Happy Hour on November 20 at Baker St. Pub in the Tech Center or our next Friendraiser in late January. If you have more questions about becoming a mentor or would like to sign up please click on the “Mentor a Youth” tab at the top of this page.