Mentoring Programs in Worcester, MA Last Compiled 1/18 Program / Agency African Community Education Mentoring for Empowerment and Exchange ACE MEE African Community Education Program 484 Main St, #355, Worcester, MA 01608 Mentor Coordinator mentor@acechildren.or g 508-459-2284 After School Mentoring Program – Yes We Care Belmont AME Zion 1 Description of Service African Community Education Mentoring for Empowerment and Exchange (ACE MEE) works with African immigrant youth, grades 5th-12th, who are part of the ACE Community. The youth meet with their mentors on Monday through Thursday based on the mentor and mentees availability, for a year. The mentors work with the mentees to help them reach their academic and career goals, as well as, give guidance for day to day issues through activities and consistent conversation. Our model is site-based and 1:1 mentoring. Mentoring is Monday – Thursdays with activities on Fridays. Children are matched with high school and/or college volunteer mentors for Cost / Eligibility Free For children and young adults currently enrolled in the ACE program (serving African immigrant youth, grades 5th-12th) Languages Spoken English and many African languages For more information about the youth we serve or about how to become part of the program: Free All children in grades K - 6 English Church 55 Illinois Street Worcester, MA 01610 (508) 754-4539 Anika Romne Program / Agency Big Brothers Big Sisters BBBS of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. 484 Main Street - Suite 360 Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 752-7868 2 homework help, mentoring and support. The program runs parallel with the public school calendar. Description of Service Provides programs specializing in mentoring services to children at risk. Children are paired with a volunteer in their area with similar interests, and every volunteer is checked for background information to make sure they are the right match for a child Cost / Eligibility Boys ages 6-13 and girls ages 6-12 in need of mentors are eligible No income guidelines Serves the Following towns and Cities: Acton, Ashland, Auburn, Boxborough, Boylston, Charlton, Dover, Dudley, Framingham, Grafton, Holden, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Leicester, Marlborough, Maynard, Milford, Millbury, Natick, Northborough, Northbridge, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sutton, Upton, Wayland, Webster, West Boylston, Westborough, Worcester Languages Spoken English and Spanish Continued on Next Page 3 Program / Agency Boys & Girls Club of Worcester Boys & Girls Club of Worcester 65 Tainter Street Worcester, MA 01610 College Students & Community Volunteers please contact: volunteering@bgcworcester .org Corporate & Business volunteers, please contact: Description of Service Cost / Eligibility Boys & Girls Clubs reach thousands of at-risk and highrisk youth in our nation's most distressed areas. Clubs deliver a proven youth development strategy, access to Club services several days a week, a safe place, lifechanging programs, and the opportunity to participate in mentoring experiences and relationships with diverse, trained, caring staf and volunteers, in a supervised and structured environment. Mentoring youth is important to the Boys & Girls Club Movement, and we are uniquely positioned to address the mentoring needs of at-risk and high-risk youth – and to meet their needs based upon who and where they are. The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester believes in hope and opportunity for all young people, and is dedicated to serving underprivileged children within the Worcester community. To ensure that all youth are reached, membership costs just $25 per year/per member, for youth, ages 8-12 and Free for teens, ages 13-18 (teen membership fee is subject to change from year-toyear) and include both school-year and summer programs. A minimal fee is charged to attend the Feb/April school vacations, as well as a minimal weekly based fee for full-day summer programming. Liz Hamilton, Executive Director lhamilton@bgcworcest 4 Program Highlights:  Match all participating At our neighborhood outreach sites, the membership costs are $10/ per year/per member thanks to the generosity of our funders. Our Kids Club at GBV Clubhouse serves children ages 5-13. Our Plumley Village Clubhouse serves children ages 7-13. Languages Spoken

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