• 47 Broad Avenue Binghamton, NY 13904

  • Phone (607) 771-8888

  • Fax (607) 771-8892

Compeer Youth Mentoring

The Compeer Program serves both adults and youth through its volunteer mentoring and supportive friendships. The Compeer Program is designed to encourage adult individuals with a mental health diagnosis and youth considered “at-risk” to build self-confidence and healthy relationships. This is achieved through involvement in one-on-one friendships, innovative programming and regular social contact. Friends agree to meet for a total of, at minimum, of 4 hours a month. Our goal at Compeer is to provide friendship and the needed support system to help individuals feel more connected to their community. Participants are referred into the Compeer Program by their therapists, school counselors or case managers.

Compeer Youth

“The positive relationship between my son and his mentor has improved his relationship with me and improved his schoolwork. He looks forward to spending time with his friend.” – David

BE A FRIEND

  STEPS TO BECOMING A CYM MENTOR

  • Call MHAST at 607.771.8888
  • Discuss your interests with a Compeer Youth Mentoring staff member
  • Participate in a training session
  • Be matched with a CYM Youth
  • Make a commitment to spend time with your new friend
  • Receive ongoing support for the friendship

BENEFITS FOR A CYM MENTOR

  • Making a positive difference in a child’s life
  • Contributing to the community
  • Earning recognition from others
  • Resume building
  • Building self-confidence

 

Compeer Youth Compeer Program