Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office at the Boys’ Mentoring Program

Pinellas County Sherriff's Office at the Boys' Mentoring Program

The Ridgecrest Young Men’s Mentoring Program is off to a good start. Hosted at the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA, the free initiative is open to boys in grades K-12 on the first and third Saturday monthly. The goals are to provide tools for skill development, prepare young boys for the future and help them build long-lasting relationships.  

“We want them to focus on building essential communication and leadership skills needed to become productive, contributing residents of Pinellas County,” explains Tiffany Brown, Executive Director of Greater Ridgecrest YMCA.

Overseen by YMCA volunteers, the program is supported by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, and local churches. This not only includes materials but raffle prizes as well.

Participants will receive a YMCA membership with a sponsor from the Community Ministerial Alliance. There is no cap on the number of mentors and mentees.  

All adult male role models/mentors must complete YMCA background checks to be trained and certified as youth advocates and role models.

If anyone is interested in becoming a mentor, please visit the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA for volunteering opportunities. To support the program, please visit our website

Published February 26, 2024