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DYS Re-Launches Mentoring Initiative with New Name

The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) is re-launching our mentoring initiative with a new name but still great programs and services. Elevate YOUth aims to help young people excel to the next level of professional, personal, and character development.  Exploring the positive impact mentoring can have on a child’s life, this initiative has two components including: Birmingham CARES and Birmingham Elevates. Each element connects young people in Birmingham communities to mentoring opportunities to cultivate optimism for their futures.

  •  Birmingham CARES maintains a collaborative network of mentoring organizations to connect families with available opportunities in the City of Birmingham.
  • Elevate YOUth’s direct serve component, Birmingham Elevates focuses on topics relevant to the issues youth face today.  This component serves boys and girls ages 8 – 17 years old.  The program is designed to provide and equip Birmingham’s youth with the necessary tools to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Elevate YOUth will now offer virtual mentoring. The initiative aims to help young people excel to the next level of professional, personal, and character development. DYS will hold virtual bi-monthly mentoring sessions beginning July 20, 2020. These zoom meetings will feature guest speakers, fun, and interactive break-out sessions among other things. July’s meeting will focus on critical thinking and we’ll look at careers in graphic design.

Youth are encouraged to sign up now! The first 50 youth that register will be given a free t-shirt! Participants will also have a chance to win a DYS Prize Pack.

If you would like to apply to participate in the program, click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrL76MjiZ5rADIP6hGE7HZcQ3AaFJ_t0heVEufNCKNv15zYw/viewform?usp=sf_link