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The Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (BCYMP) promotes one- on-one mentoring efforts to youth in the community. The program was developed to ensure all youth have the guidance and support of a caring, stable adult. The mentor relationship is intended to empower youth to reach their full potential as contributing individuals in their communities.


Board of Directors

Jennifer Christianson, Chair
Stacy Davis, Vice-Chair/Secretary
Wendy Long, Treasurer
Mary Scarborough, Past-Chair
Kathy Miller
Mandi Cramer
Jeremy Paulson
Dave Hopewell
Debra Eilers
Kaitlynn Venner
Mike Mogard
Amy Button
Laurie Smith
Isaiah Crevier
Deidra Knaus


Darla Biel, Executive Director
Cassie Juba, Administrative and Office Assistant
McKinley Lain, JYMC and Recruitment Intern
Tehra Christianson, Volunteer and Mentor Management, Intern


Thirteen Brookings Rotary members (including “our” Dr. Isaiah Crevie) met here yesterday to make and assemble 80 “movie night” gift bags for our Mentees. Kathy Miller, Programming Chair, came to help, too. Thanks! We will dis...

Aurora, SD November 9th, 2017 – The Valero Energy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Valero Energy Corporation, today presented checks totaling $35,000 to representatives of 5 area children’s charities, from funds raised by the 2017 Valero Texa...

On Sunday, November 18, over sixty BCYMP Mentors, Mentees and Mentees’ family members enjoyed a night of board games and delicious food at GracePoint Wesleyan Church. A grant from Sioux Valley Energy allowed us to cater the amazing dinner from ...

This fall, the SDSU Jackrabbit Youth Mentoring Club (JYMC),  BCYMP’s campus affiliate, partnered with SMSU’s Sociology Club, Brookings Lowes, Sideline Productions, and Edgewood Vista to build four standing garden boxes for the Edgewood resid...

BCYMP will be raffling two SDSU football jerseys at the end of November.  Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five tickets, and will be sold Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 before the last two home SDSU football games, and Nov. 12.  They may......

Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program is a local non-profit that facilitates youth mentoring for K-12 students. BCYMP is currently planning the group events for the Spring of 2018 and seeks volunteer partners to organize, host or sponsor events....

Still have questions or would like to get involved? We would love to talk you.