Academic Mentoring is in Back in Full Swing

Thursday Math Specialist academic mentor Lydia Labaudiniere working on homework help in our Bakker Career with a CYDC youth.

With the return of school comes afternoon academic support and mentoring in our Bakker Career Center provided through our Be A Mentor-trained mentors.

These mentors are local people in the community from all walks of life who volunteer their time and talents with our children, whether in the form of homework help, discussing goals or pursuits, or just playing some fun games or activities!

This year we even have a Thursday Math Specialist, Lydia Labaudiniere, who is spending time with each of our residential youth. She began assessing youth in late August and will work with each child on an individual basis to address their needs.

Thank you to all of our amazing mentors for making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in the community!

From left to right: academic mentors Melissa Matthews, Gala Guiba and Shannon Ryan working with their CYDC child mentees.