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Become a Mentor

Children who grow up in difficult situations need
to experience love that is poured out, over time,
within the context of a healthy relationship.

Long Island Youth Mentoring

Long Island Youth Mentoring helps the Church in providing a safe and effective ministry to fatherless youth. We have done so for forty years.

Mission

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
God shares His call to visit and minister His love to the fatherless 40 times in His word.

Mission

God shares His call to visit and minister His love to the fatherless 40 times in His word.
We are here to assist the Church in answering this call safely and effectively.

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Auction

The Harvest Auction is a once a year event that is designed to fill God’s storehouse with the financial resources that are necessary to fulfill His mission to the fatherless of Long Island.

Auction

Bidding opens for the silent auction on Saturday, November 6th, at 6 pm. The auction dinner and live auction will start at 6 pm on November 13th. The silent auction will be held at the event and online but you will want to attend to bid on the live auction items. 

AUCTION INFORMATION

Why

The answer to the problems caused by fatherlessness are not found by passing a law or passing out more checks. A problem that is caused by the loss of a primary relationship – a missing Dad — must be addressed and solved, by the establishment of new, positive personal relationships.

Why

Long Island Youth Mentoring recruits healthy Christians to consider if God is calling them to a mission field of one fatherless child. Then we provide a screening and training process. This helps prospective mentors determining if this is a part of God’s call. If so, we match them with one child who has asked for a mentor. They meet for 2-4 hours each week for a year.  FATHERLESSNESS

Values

The best way to communicate God’s love, truth, and righteousness on this mission field is through personal one-to-one relationships. We depend on the Spirit of God to help us discern people’s core needs. We seek to do so in a way that encourages dependence on God…

Values

• …and assist in meeting them. We seek to do so in a way that encourages dependence on God, His Church, and His biblical mandate to work to sustain ourselves and to serve others.

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Long Island Youth Mentoring

Minister to Long Island Fatherless Children

The ministry of Long Island Youth Mentoring is made possible by God’s provision through His people who invest their time and resources.

Christian Youth Mentoring - At risk kids
Christian Youth Mentoring - At risk kids

YOUTH MENTORING STORIES

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I Want to be a Clown…So I Can Smile All the Time

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I pulled up to the front of *Bridget’s house. She was sitting outside on the stoop waiting for me to arrive. She turned and yelled through the door to her older sister, announcing that she was leaving. She was running to the car before I could even open my door. We were off to the circus. It wasn’t just any circus, it was the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and she was so excited!

A Good Man

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He wanted to thank John for the ministry of Youth Mentoring and the life changing effect it had on his life. He is currently enrolled in Culinary Institute and has a promising future. He is happy and well adjusted and has had a good life with many happy memories, which he credits to his Youth Mentoring match. He related that he has a brother who did not get matched with a Youth Mentoring volunteer and unfortunately, that brother has been in and out of trouble for years, is not happy and has no plan for a future.

If it wasn’t for LIYM, I’d be Dead

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Katie* was and is a troubled young woman. All of her life’s “demons” have yet to be exorcised, but at the very least, the reality of how much her Youth Mentoring friend has meant to her over the last 10 years is finally sinking in. As we conversed about nothing and everything, the most poignant sentence she spoke to me was regarding Lois and her husband. Her exact words were, “If it wasn't for LIYM, I'd be dead.”

Donna

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Peter was interviewing *Donna, an eleven-year-old girl, to determine her interests before matching her with a Christian mentor. The gangly pre-adolescent child sat with wide eyes when told of the fun things she could do with her own adult friend. “What I really like to do is play kickball.” Meanwhile, I was in the kitchen speaking with Donna's mom.

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I sent the following text to one of our mentors: This is the reply I received: Here are the details: Roger & Chris are the most unlikely of pairs. Roger is all gray-haired, Jesus loving wisdom. Chris is all things youthful, including…

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THE MOST UNLIKELY PAIR, Roger & Chris
I have demons

Katie* was and is a troubled young woman. All of her life’s “demons” have yet to be exorcised, but at the very least, the reality of how much her Youth Mentoring friend has meant to her over the last 10 years is finally sinking in …

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I HAVE DEAMONS, Katie
Letter from Jail

I’ve been having a rough time lately more with myself then anything else really; my mom and family are well which is a blessing. This prison time is not easy, at this time in my life I would truly like to do the things that are positive in . . .

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A LETTER FROM JAIL, Matthew Barrow

When a child grows up in a dysfunctional home, he knows nothing else but to repeat that pattern. When a Christian mentor prays up and shows up 2-4 hours a week, the child experiences God’s love. Within that love, a new family legacy is modeled and made available. Will you consider this life-changing call?

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