Increased demand for YRP mentorship program creates need for more volunteers

The Yavapai Reentry Project, a project of MATFORCE, works with community members returning from incarceration. One of the programs the Yavapai Reentry Project (YRP) offers participants is the opportunity to be paired with a Community Coach. These coaches are trained volunteer mentors that offer the opportunity for community support, to help create hope for their future, and to restore and rebuild participants’ lives.

Brenda Buenrostro, YRP Project Coordinator, recently expressed her excitement and concern at the sudden growth of the mentoring program. “Over the years we have experienced a steady growth of participants in the Community Coach Program. And it has been an amazingly successful mentorship program. But, because of recent procedural changes at the state level participant involvement has increased exponentially. We are excited to see this amount of growth in this impactful program. But, we don’t have enough volunteer coaches to meet the new demand.”

Be a part of making your community a better place for everyone! Become a Community Coach today through our proven successful mentoring program. Receive free training to learn needed skills for working one-on-one in helping provide referrals, emotional support and resources for formerly incarcerated individuals. No experience, prior qualifications, or education is needed. All that is needed is the desire to help!

The next Community Coach training is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. With respect for rising COVID cases in our communities, this training will be held online. For more information or to register to learn more about becoming a Community Coach email or call (928) 708-0100.

Let’s come together to help individuals return home successfully. Register today! For more details about YRP or the Community Coach Program visit the  Yavapai Reentry Project website.

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