The LifeTies Mentoring program pairs youth with trained volunteer mentors with the goal to provide the presence of caring adults for youth. Pairing youth with a mentor can support a path to a safe and healthy future. 

Benefits of pairing youth with a trained volunteer mentor:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Increased resiliency skills
  • Safer lifestyle choices
  • Increased social skills 
  • Better attitude and positive habits
  • Lower school dropout rates
  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Healthier relationships
  • Opportunities for social activities
  • Increased desire to set goals
  • Stronger college and career aspirations

Both individual and group mentoring options are available. LifeTies Mentoring program services may include any of the following: social activities, job shadowing, exploring post-secondary institutions, participation in recreational activities, career path exploration, and more.


Referral Information 

Referrals can be accepted from any stakeholder, including family, school staff, probation, CMO, and community-based organizations. Services are available to support a variety of needs.

*Mentoring opportunities vary by NJ location.

Contact Information 




Become a Mentor

Be a Mentor

Do you want to make a difference? Are you patient, flexible, and a good listener? Volunteer your time to make a difference in a young person's life.

Mentors are needed to provide youth with guidance and support. As a mentor you can spend quality time with a young person to improve their self-esteem, promote positive youth development, and help them deal with day to day challenges. Mentors make a 12 month committment to work with youth on an ongoing basis and a minimum of four hours per month. Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and pass all background clearances. 

Help shape someone's tomorrow. Become a mentor today. 

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