Volunteer Youth Mentoring Programs

Volunteer Youth Mentoring Programs

“Make a Difference In Tomorrow…By Mentoring a Youth Today.”

Mentoring is a formal linking of a young person with a responsible, supportive adult. Many young people do not have enough contact with caring adults. Mentoring is a positive response to this need.

Klingberg Family Centers has two volunteer mentoring programs that are intended to provide adolescents with a positive adult role model and guide.

One-on-One Mentoring Program

The people we serve:

Male and female youth, ages 14 to 21 years old, who have been referred by the Department of Children and Families. These youth reside in foster homes, group homes, transitional living apartment programs, Community Housing Assistance Programs, or residential settings, within the central Connecticut area (including New Britain, Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, and Wethersfield).

Time Commitment

Meet with mentee three times a month

Juvenile Mentoring Program

The people we serve:

Male and female youth, ages 10 to 17 years who have been referred by Court Support Services Division (CSSD)  staff members such as probation officers or other CSSD providers.

Time Commitment:

Meet with mentee at least 4 hours once a month

Requirements for Volunteer Mentors:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must make a one year commitment


So how do you become a mentor?

  • Call Youth Services Coordinator for either program
  • Interview & and fill out application
  • Background and Reference Check
  • Drug Screen
  • Mentor Training

If you would like to apply to be a mentor, please call one of the following:

Youth Mentor Program Coordinator: Ellie Cuifalo    (860) 832-5519     ellie.cuifalo@klingberg.org

Director: Sonia Colon-Mora     (860) 832-5367

COVID-19 SafeguardsKlingberg Family Centers

As COVID-19 continues to spread through our country and region, a number of safeguards have been put into place to protect our clients and families, staff, visitors, and surrounding communities. In addition to increased cleaning efforts, hand sanitizer, and distribution of information, we are taking the following steps to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • The Raymond Hill School will be closed at least until April 20.
  • The Extended Day Treatment Program is also closed.
  • Our group homes are closed to visitors in order to protect the welfare of our clients.
  • The Nexus Professional Development Center, Tilcon Center, and RHS auditorium have been closed for use by outside groups effective immediately.