As part of celebrating National Mentoring Month, BCYMP invites you to join us at either of our upcoming events! Wednesday, January 25th 7:30 AM – 10 AM at Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie or Thursday, January 26th 4 PM to 6 PM at Wooden Legs Both events are informal, Come & Go, and attendees interested […]
Happy National Mentoring Month! During the month of January, BCYMP celebrates the impact a mentoring relationship can have on a young person. We entered 2023 with almost 50 youth seeking a Mentor. These are kids who truly want a Mentor and we need your help to support adding new adults to our program. We couldn’t
Thank you to Carter Schmidt and Keloland News for covering BCYMP on Sunday February 6th, 2022. It was a new experience for the Mentees involved and the Mentoring Pairs enjoyed being able to highlight the program. Please take a moment to read/watch the full story: https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/two-decades-of-service-impact-of-mentoring-program-in-brookings/
(October, 2021) Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program, ADVANCE’s Young Adult Transitions Program, and Independent Living Choices (ILC) of Brookings are partnering to bring a new career readiness and mentoring program to high school and transition-aged young adults with disabilities. BCYMP was recently one of 33 mentoring programs nationwide to achieve a Disability Mentoring Certificate, which
Dear friends of BCYMP, Thank you for believing in our Mission. Whether you have recently been connected to us or have been a long-term supporter, I am excited you are a part of BCYMP! We are approaching our 20th year of mentoring as a 501(c)3; therefore, we have 20 amazing years to be thankful for.
Brookings, SD. (December 23rd, 2021) Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program recently received a donation from Larson Manufacturing Company. The financial contribution of $8000 was made by Larson employees. “BCYMP is thankful for the generosity of Larson Manufacturing Company. Our Mentors help Mentees discover who they are and encourage the young person to engage and contribute
“I’m excited to build upon the strong foundation that has been created by previous leadership. BCYMP is growing and I am thrilled to continue to be a part of that in this new capacity. Ensuring youth have developmental relationships in their life is one way we make sure future generations are set up for success. I’m grateful to be leading such an impactful organization,” said Teesdale.
TO LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES Despite tournament’s cancellation, community support endures Aurora, SD, December 7, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the Valero Texas Open, like it did so many prominent events across the country, but it didn’t stop the tournament’s legacy of giving back. Business partners, sponsors and individual donors of the tournament and related events
Did you know BCYMP partners with an SDSU student organization called Jackrabbit Youth Mentoring Club (JYMC for short)? Recently, BCYMP had a chance to connect with three of the student leaders from JYMC. JYMC is a SDSU student club that helps provide all Mentors and Mentees a way to connect through group events each semester
Being a BCYMP Mentor sparked my interest after hearing about it in a First Year Seminar Class at SDSU. In high school, I had been involved in a mentoring program that partnered high schoolers with elementary students. What was appealing to me about BCYMP was I would be able to plan the activities and have