The Y.M.C.

“We believe if you are doing it alone than you are doing it wrong.”

At the Metro Atlanta Leadership Foundation, we believe that every student deserves to have a mentor. Currently 1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor. To address this issue, we have developed the Youth Mentoring Collaborative (YMC). This initiative provides leadership, staff supervision, volunteer oversight, fiscal management, resource development, program evaluation and strategic direction that drives the wheel of change.

The YMC is a network of faith-based and faith-led organizations striving to transform the lives of students through mentoring. It is our goal to be serving 1000’s of students across metro Atlanta.

The collaborative is comprised of ministry leaders that are running youth organizations within metro Atlanta that fit the following criteria:
• Ministry/program has been in existence for 3 years
• Ministry/program is faith based or Ministry leader is Christian
• Budget is between $0 and $50K
• Ministry/Program serves at least 20 students

Each member of the collaborative will gain community, mentorship, advocacy and sponsorship. If you would like to become a volunteer in one of our mentoring programs or join the collaborative, contact us at