Youth Mentoring

Youth Mentoring Initiative – Fishers

Youth Mentoring Initiative

Supporting & Encouraging the Success of Each Student

Youth MentoringIt is the mission of Youth Mentoring Initiative to partner with the Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation and provide specialized mentor programs for students that encourage the development of personal values.

Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) has been serving the Fishers community, in partnership with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, since 2008. YMI partners with Hamilton Southeastern Schools to come alongside counselors, teachers, and parents by providing another caring adult to support and encourage the success of each student. YMI mentors are adult volunteers that mentor once a week, for approximately one hour, during the school day. Mentors meet one-on-one with students to provide them with a caring and consistent presence in their lives, become a reliable friend and role model, and simply become someone they can count on. Founded on the knowledge that kids need four to six non-parental adults supporting them through their developmental years, YMI knows how much mentoring can have a profound impact on a child’s life.

Youth MentoringEvery week, more than 200 mentoring matches meet and offer wonderful example of how Fishers residents continue to give back and invest in their local community. YMI mentoring is offered to students in grades 5-12 at the following nine schools: Fall Creek Intermediate, Fall Creek Junior High, Fishers Junior High, Fishers High School, Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate Junior High, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Riverside Intermediate, Riverside Junior High, and Sand Creek Intermediate. Students can be recommended by counselors, teachers, parents, youth workers, or by self-referral. Referrals are made for a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety, emotional support, motivation, behavior or peer relationships. YMI mentors are a vital resource to HSE Schools, parents/guardians, and individual students. Indeed, more than 95% of mentors, mentees and guardians would consider their match successful and recommend YMI mentoring to their friends, neighbors, or colleagues.

Upcoming Events for 2022
  • May 13, 2022: YMI’s Wines Around the World Fundraising Event
  • September 1, 2022: Mayor’s Breakfast to Benefit YMI
Wish List: Items or Needs to Help In Our Mission
  • Mentors: YMI currently has a waitlist of students waiting to be matched with a caring mentor. Would you join us?
  • Monetary donations – Can be made at

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