Youth Mentoring Program

Featured Story:
Henry

“I am very happy I stuck with the Renewing HOPE program because I got the support I needed. It really changed my life.”

Henry came to Catholic Charities after his employer of 17 years went out of business. He was confused and didn’t what to expect in a shelter. He was pleasantly surprised to find how modern and nice the facilities were. Even though he was impressed by the welcoming conditions of the shelter, he knew he wanted more. After only one day, a friend recommended he try the Renewing HOPE program.

He loved that the program helped him with online job applications, something he didn’t have experience with. He also greatly appreciated the private housing arrangement, free meals, and support he received from his case manager.

While in the Renewing HOPE program, Henry applied to over 200 jobs and received 9 interviews. He almost lost hope that something would work out. In his final interview, he was hired on the spot! He now enjoys his new job back in the service industry.

Henry appreciates Renewing HOPE for helping him find structure and support in a very difficult time. Now Henry encourages others to join the program through his positive example.

Youth Mentoring Program

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact Us

1511 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-780-3966

Program Details

The Youth Mentoring Program helps refugee youth ages 15-24 reach their personal, academic, and career goals. Youth are paired with a mentor to meet with weekly for at least one year. Before becoming a mentor, applicants must complete background checks and participate in an interview process. Refugee youth and mentors also partake in monthly social activities with other program participants. Before starting the program, youth participants will meet with the Youth Mentoring Program Supervisor to discuss how this program can help them accomplish their goals.

In the interest of safety, youth and their mentors currently meet virtually. 

Benefits of the Mentoring Program

Participants of the Youth Mentoring Program are able to receive:

  • Academic support and college preparation
  • Homework help
  • Career development
  • Training opportunities
  • Assistance in applying for financial aid and scholarships
  • English language practice
  • Assistance with understanding culture immersion

Qualifications to Join the Youth Mentoring Program

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 24
  • Must have arrived in the United States as a refugee within the last 5 years
  • For youth age 17 and younger, the youth’s parent(s) are required to meet with the Youth Mentor Program Supervisor

Contact Us to Get Started

Call us at 702-780-3966 or email us to get started!

Interested in Becoming a Mentor?

Visit our Volunteer page for more info!