The Courage to Thrive

2022 Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium

Available for youth-serving programs and initiatives in the Carolinas and beyond

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Why the Change?

More on the Rebrand

As of May 31st, 2022, we officially became the Youth Mentoring Collaborative. To learn more about the rebrand, read our public statement.

What is “Youth Mentoring Collaborative”?

Who We Are and What We Do

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Critical Perspectives on Mentoring

Critical mentoring disrupts saviorism models that exist in traditional mentoring programs and considers how race, class, gender, sexuality, and other identities impact how youth experience the world and mentoring relationships. “Critical mentoring places youth at the center of the process, challenging norms of adult and institutional authority and notions of saviorism to create collaborative partnerships with youth and communities that recognize there are multiple sources of expertise and knowledge.” (Torie Wieston-Serdan, 2017)

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Find out more about who does the work, and why they do it.

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2022 Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium

The Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium (CYMS) is an annual gathering that explores how to expand mentoring initiatives that promote the health and well-being of young people and families most impacted by systems of oppression.


Outstanding Youth Leaders of the Year Scholarship Award

Read about the Youth Mentoring Collaborative’s latest youth-led, youth-serving initiative.

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Who We Are and What We Do

The Youth Mentoring Collaborative (YMC) is a capacity-building organization dedicated to increasing the number of black and brown youth in identity-affirming mentoring relationships while working to dismantle the systemic barriers that youth and their families face on a daily basis.

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