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Including Mentoring and Leadership Programs

4-H & NC Cooperative Extension: 4-H offers clubs, staff-led programs and projects, summer camps, teen programs, leadership experiences, after-school programs, “Best Friends” mentoring program, and a Teen Advisory Council. 4-H youth, along with trained adult and teen volunteers, gain knowledge, skills and experience that help them become responsible citizens and leaders. 4-H pairs with NC State to offer educational youth programs during the school year and in the summer. Wake County Cooperative Extension's unique partnership with Wake County Human Services enables 4-H to reach a diverse and growing group of youth. 

4-H Youth Development
568 E. Lenoir Street Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601

919-856-5337 (Best Friend’s mentoring)
Big Brothers Big Sisters (YMCA): Mentoring services provided to youth ages 6-14.

Corporate Headquarters and Wake County Program Office
1001 Navaho Drive Suite GL-150
Raleigh NC 27609
Phone: 919-850-9772

Easter Seals: Mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential for living, learning and working in their communities.

2315 Myron Drive

Raleigh, NC  27607

El Pueblo, Inc. Youth Leadership Programs: Programs such as No Fumo and the Youth Advocacy Forum assist youth in developing leadership and community organizing skills that they can apply to any issue that they find important. “No Fumo” takes a strengths-based "holistic" approach to tobacco use prevention and promote cessation of tobacco use among youth, promote smoke-free environments, and help eliminate health disparities among Latinos related to tobacco use.

4 N. Blount Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Harriet B. Webster Student Ambassador Leadership Program: Aims to develop leadership skills, personal strengths, and foster academic, social, and emotional growth among middle and high school students. Guest speakers and leadership skills training is provided for students. Students participate in a community service project. Parents attend workshops regarding issues of concern.

1629 Bennett Street

Raleigh, NC 27604


Life Skills Counseling: Provides multi-disciplinary programs aimed at the emotional, social, educational, and behavioral challenges of youth and their families. Source of funding is Medicaid and private insurance. Student has to be referred and receive an assessment; afterwards, the teams will determine the types of services needed.

721 Tucker Street

Raleigh, NC


919-562-4659 (Wake Forest)
North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (The NC Mentoring Partnership): North Carolina Mentoring Partnership aims to increase the quality and quantity of mentors so that every child in North Carolina who needs a mentor is matched with a caring adult.

1-800-820-4483 or 919-715-5263

North Carolina Mentoring: The NC MENTOR - Raleigh office provides Therapeutic Foster Care and Community Support services to children and adolescents.

1-888-228-6736 or 919-790-8580


3125 Poplarwood Ct.; Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27604
Reaching Your Goals, Inc.: Community-based outreach program where a variety of services are provided to youth who are middle and high school age. Services include: mentoring, academic tutoring and alternative learning strategies, and expression through dynamic therapy settings: Poetry Therapy, Sign Language Therapy, and Hip Hop Therapy. RYG also has a residential group home for more intensive needs. RYG also offers a scholarship to graduating seniors who plan to attend a Historically Black College/University.

Byron Keith Williams, Executive Director


Therapeutic Connections: Services provided to young males and females ages 4-18. Once referral is made, an appointment will be set with the intake person. The individual has to be diagnosed first before receiving any services. The case will then be passed on to the team who will authorize for case management services first and then any other services necessary. Funding sources: Medicaid and Health Choice; no private insurance.

333 East Six Forks Rd. Suite 180

Raleigh, NC 27609

Triumph: Services are provided to youth and their families and they have to be residents of one of the counties served. Source of funding is Medicaid or Health Choice. Organization provides case management services, therapy, and community based services (CBS). Requires an assessment and team will connect individual with the proper helping professional.

5505 Creedmoor Rd. Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27612

Wake Teen: Provides affordable and accessible medical and mental health services to young adults ages 10-23. Also provides health education and a Peer Educator program which is facilitated by the organization’s Teen Council.

505 Oberlin Road, Suite 204

Raleigh, NC 27605


Wings Mentoring Program: Services provided to females ages 9-15 who are residents of Wake County. Referrals can come directly from schools.

P.O. Box 724

Raleigh, NC 27602

YMCA Black Achiever’s Program: Central purpose is to help African-American youth set and pursue high education and career goals. The program includes tutoring, mentoring, career clusters, college tutors, self-esteem workshops, personal counseling, family activities, college preparation, scholarship information, workplace tours, recognition events and international studies. For middle and high school youth from all income and academic levels.

A.E. Finley YMCA

9216 Baileywick Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27615

Youth Enhancement Academy w/Triangle East Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America: Comprehensive mentoring program geared for African-American male youth in grades 9-12. The program is based on the “Four for the Future” foundation which includes Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Development.

Tony Jeffreys, President, Triangle East Chapter

R. Malik Bazzell 919-881-4811

Asa M. Fleming 919-454-6480


Youth Enrichment Services of Haven House: One-on-one mentoring for Wake Co. youth.

706 Hillsborough St. Suite 102

Raleigh, NC 27603


Other leadership programs and camps are held at in state and out of state colleges and universities. See your school counselor or contact the college directly for additional information.
Duke University

East Carolina University

Meredith College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina School of Science and Math

North Carolina State University

Peace College

St. Augustine’s College


UNC-Chapel Hill

Wake Technical Community College

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