SAGE Center YouthFriends

  • YouthFriends are mentors who support students academically. Applicants are trained, interviewed and complete two background screenings prior to being placed with district students.

    YouthFriend volunteers must commit to serving in one of the below capacities for at least an hour each month.

    YouthFriend Activities:

    Classroom Helper: Assist students in the classroom with various academic activities.

    Lunch Buddy: Meet with students during lunch and take time to have a conversation with them about what's going on in life. Encourage students to always be and do their best in all they do.

    Tutor: Help students build self-esteem and confidence to succeed in school through supporting them with the academic studies.


    Click here to see the YouthFriends flyer for the SAGE Center.

    To apply to become a YouthFriends volunteer, apply online or download a PDF application to print, fill out and send to our office.

    For more information about becoming a YouthFriends volunteer at the SAGE Center, please contact Julie Goldsberry, SAGE Center Partners in Education Building Facilitator, at (816) 321-4684 or contact the Partners in Education office at (816) 321-5018 or email