Mentoring Videos

Check out the videos below to see and hear the powerful impact that mentoring is making at YouthBuild sites around the country. These relationships are changing the lives of YouthBuild students and the volunteers who mentor them, as well as increasing the overall success of YouthBuild programs.

Great Match Panel Discussion

These clips are from a panel discussion at the YouthBuild Mentoring Training Institute, held in 2012 in Orlando, FL. These mentors and students were nominated as exemplary matches from sites around the country. The panel covered how their relationships began, the ways in which mentors support students, and the long-term impact on these participants' lives. These clips truly show the power and amazing benefits of YouthBuild mentoring.

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Kevin and Joey

This mentoring pair talks about how their relationship has become a true "botherhood."


Jessie and Bridget

This pair explains how their relationship blossomed and the value that mentoring has brought to both of their lives.


Jessica and Nadine

This great match talks about how they met and how they built their bond together through fun and meaningful activities.


Edward and Larry

In this clip, Edward and Larry explain how their mentoring relationship transcends racial, background, and other personal differences to create a lasting bond between them.


Lani and Jean

This mentee-mentor pair from Santa Rosa YouthBuild (California) talk about how they met and connected, and how their mentoring experience has had a positive impact on their lives.


Marvin Davis, Program Director

Marvin Davis, the Program Director at YouthBuild Gary (IN), speaks to the positive impact of mentoring on his students and his community, encouraging other YouthBuild Directors to join the YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance.