One2One at the YMCA

Agency Description: One2One at the YMCA exists to empower youth. This fall, we will guide Normandale Community College students and middle school students in mentoring at the Southdale YMCA in Edina. We need 10 Normandale students to volunteer as mentors.


Position Description: The role of a mentor is to listen, encourage and be a trusted friend to a student as they learn to navigate and succeed in school, relationships and the community. Mentors will meet weekly with their student at the Southdale YMCA, participating in both structured group activities and one-on-one time with their student.


Program Details:

·         Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm (October- May) at the Southdale YMCA


Mentor Criteria:

·         Commit to at least one semester, ideally a full school year

·         Attend weekly programming and meet monthly with YMCA staff

·         Mentors will receive a FREE membership to the Southdale YMCA for the duration of the program


How to Apply:

·         Apply online at

·         Or contact Hannah Sinnwell at with questions

·         Complete interview process by Sept 21st or ASAP

·         Programming starts first week of October or as soon as application process is complete.