Community Based Mentoring

In the community-based mentoring program, adult volunteers provide special friendship and support. The program works because of caring volunteers who make time for a child who needs them. Children ages 7-17 years are accepted to the community-based program. We serve children from single-parent, dual-parent or grand-parenting families.


In our community program, a mentor gets to share activities with a child that they both enjoy: fishing, playing board games, baking cookies or going to ball games. They get to enjoy these fun times three times a month with a child, on their own schedule.

Children’s Aid Society staff offers matches a variety of support. Match Support staff talk with the mentor, mentee and his or her parents once a month for a year. Then, every three months after the first year. During these contacts the staff help brainstorm, communication and ensure the match is fun, safe and rewarding for everyone. Monthly match outings are offered such as picnics, game nights, trips to Altoona Curve and Lakemont Park. 



Phone: 814-765-2686 x209
Fax: 814-765-6530