General Information


Mentor One Child…Enrich Two Lives

Founded in 1975, the Friends Youth Mentoring Program provides boys and girls, ages 6-17, from Merrimack County with a mentor who serves as a positive role model and a supportive advocate. At the core of this healthy 1:1 relationship is the bond that is established. One parent, with three children in the program stated, “I’ve learned to ask for help, to trust in other people to share my children’s lives, and to appreciate kindness.”

Mentors, just by being themselves, provide a wider window to the world and help children gain perspective; access to opportunities and new learning beyond their immediate neighborhoods.  They are a dedicated group of individuals who care deeply about children and their communities. Their abilities and life experiences are great assets to a young person seeking an important, healthy, positive connection.  Mentors encourage and celebrate successful outcomes. While naturally engaged in fun and/or interesting activities they impart encouraging words and applaud important esteem-building that serves children well during the 1:1 time and well-beyond. Mentoring has steadily been shown to help strengthen the life of a child at home, in school, and in the community. Please click here to read the complete introduction.

If you would like to volunteer as a Youth Mentor or be more involved with the Program, please call 603-228-1193 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view and we would be happy to speak with you about available opportunities.

 Lead Sponsors

 MCSB MillRiver stacked 4C 

Presenting Sponsor


Program Sponsor


Friends of the Youth Mentoring Program


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Youth Mentoring Grant Support Provided By


Rolfe and Rumford Donor Advised Fund


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Gertrude Couch Trust     Arthur Getz Trust     Benjamin Couch Trust

Barnard Foundation


Government Support Provided By

Merrimack County