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Y-NOW participant Christiana Brown was mentored by Y-NOW volunteer Elizabeth Lacefield in 2015-16.

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Did you know studies have suggested that children with incarcerated parents or parents who use substances are more likely to follow the same path?

Growing up, Christiana B. struggled to make friends and focus in school because of an overwhelming home life. Through YMCA’s Safe Place Services Y-NOW mentoring program, she found a non-judgmental community going through similar challenges. Her mentor Elizabeth Lacefield spent quality time with her and helped support her mental and emotional health.

Complete an interest form to become a mentor — and make a difference. Sign up to mentor.

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