Welcome to the team!

Introducing Brantli Senn, Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Learn more about our newest full-time staff member, Brantli Senn, by reading our Press Release.

Get on the map!

The Mentoring Map

Introducing our new Mentoring Map! Parents, guardians, mentors, and mentees can use the map to locate programs in North and South Carolina that are right for them. Put your organization on the map by filling out the form below.

Put Your Organization “On The Map”

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Summer Social Justice Academy

Join the Youth Mentoring Collaborative’s 2023 Summer Social Justice Academy! High-school age students will participate in a three-week, hybrid program exploring social justice issues affecting their communities.

Learn More about the Summer Social Justice Academy here.

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

No Cost-Consulting

Learn more about our no-cost quality consulting programs here.

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

Whether you’re familiar with us or just discovering us, we got you! Read more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it by Learning More About YMC.

Introducing The Youth Mentoring Collaborative

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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Healing-Centered Mentoring™

Learn about YMC’s Healing-Centered Mentoring™ (HCM) framework, used to train mentoring practitioners to support clinical services or deliver light-touch mental health interventions.

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We’re Going Dark

We have listened to your feedback and are excited for you to join us on this journey of reimagining our consulting process. The application for no-cost consulting services will be unavailable from now until June 2023. We will open consulting applications on Monday, June 12, 2023.

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The Youth Mentoring Collaborative believes that every organization should have access to quality consulting services. More than 75% of our current partners are local grassroots movements that don’t have the capacity to work on their organizations – that’s where our work comes in! Your support makes our work possible.

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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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