Our Vision

Change the trajectory of youth in fostercare by mentoring them, providing stable housing, being part of a supportive community, and teaching independent living skills, including employment and vocational skills that will equip them to thrive in life. 

Emerge Mentoring is for youth in foster care ages 16-17. Mentoring creates high-quality relationships with the potential to improve social and academic behavior and reduce high risk behavior. Our mentors meet one-on-one with their mentee at least 4 hours per month, which can be broken up in a schedule that is suitable for both the mentor and youth. We show the youth how much they matter by consistently spending time with them, listening, building rapport, and developing a trusting relationship. Our mentors and youth participate in various activities such as hiking, going out to eat, going to the arcade, and more. We also offer life skills workshops including finances, cooking classes, career coaching, and other vocational skills for the youth.


Emerge Mentors are adult volunteers who have a passion for working with youth this age and want to make a difference in a youth’s life. Emerge Mentors are a diverse group of professionals from the surrounding communities. Our mentors must pass a background check and go through a new mentor orientation before being matched with a youth. Mentors are required to attend monthly supervision meetings and complete specific trainings geared for interaction with youth who have experienced trauma.


If you have ever wanted to truly and positively impact a person's life and mentoring youth in foster care is on your heart, contact us for more information. We would love to hear from you.


Let us tell you more about Emerge!    

Emerge Skills is a support program that offers older youth life-skills workshops and supports them in their pursuit of healthy living, education and career counseling.  Volunteers will offer their expertise and teach a class in finance, cooking, job search, and more.  If you would like to participate in a workshop or generally support Emerge Skills, we would love to hear from you.

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP? If you would like to financially support EMERGE and be part of this amazing community, you can GIVE HERE. 

Thank you for your prayers and support for Emerge!