Mentoring Matters is First Niagara Bank’s corporate-wide charitable giving program that provides monetary and employee volunteer support to mentoring programs, including YMCAs in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Mentoring Matters initiative has dedicated a total of $2 million for more than 77 organizational mentoring programs, benefiting more than 13,000 youth and young adults.

Research shows that kids who have been mentored get better grades, they’re less likely to get involved with drugs, and they’re 86% more likely to go to college.

To learn how you can participate in a mentoring program with the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley, call 1-855-Y-MENTOR (963-6867) or e-mail

Click here to watch our Mentoring Video.

Click here to view our Mentoring Brochure.


YMCA Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is available.

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