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Who Is A Mentor?

There is no such thing as a profile of an "ideal" mentor. Anyone who has attained success and accomplishment in his or her respective work life and is willing to make the commitment necessary to be helpful to a protégé can be a mentor. A mentor is a friend, an advocate and a listener. 

A Mentor's Commitment

The greatest form of commitment required of a mentor is sharing a part of him or herself with a protégé. The sharing between mentor and protégé is structured to the benefit of both. 


A mentor is asked to make a commitment to their protégé for as long as they are a high school student or a college student (M4BY has partnered with the O’Pake Institute at Alvernia University to provide mentors for the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program).  It’s your choice!


A committment is made between the mentor and protégé, and can be extended by the pair if desired. 

The mentor is asked to make phone/email contact with their protégé at least one time per week and engage in at least one face-to-face activity per month. The organization is available to facilitate some of the activities and make suggestions for mentor/protege outings. 

Mentor & Protégé Training: Becoming Your Best You!

Training is always focused on tips for interacting effectively with each other, or helping build life skills.  In the past, we’ve had programs on dining etiquette, personal money management,  visualizing the earnings impact of dropping out of high school,  graduating from high school and earning a post-secondary degree and understanding and valuing cultural differences. 

Want to Become a Mentor?

Please call our Executive

Director, Chris Sinclair

at: 484-273-2081

or fill out our contact form.


Mentors For Berks Youth

P.O. Box 791

Shillington, PA  19607


Details for this year's bus trip now available on the News & Event page.


Purchase tickets to select Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center Events and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to M4BY.  https://form.jotform.com/81865176430157

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