Wahkiakum Youth Mentoring Program

The Wahkiakum Youth Mentoring Program’s mission is to strengthen youth connections to our local community by providing opportunities through adult support and community involvement. Our goal is to build healthy minded, confident skilled young leaders. 

Connection to others and to our community is essential for healthy youth and families. Mentoring programs provide opportunities for youth to gain new skills and interests outside of school and seek guidance from adults besides their parents and teachers. Our mentoring program will also include group activities, which will connect youth with their community as a whole and open doors to more possibilities.

This program is coordinated by Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services and The Wahkiakum Community Network. The program is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority.


Adult volunteers will be matched with youth mentees to support their learning in topics that interest them. Some of the topics include forestry, health and nutrition, leadership, civic engagement, and life skills. Each adult will be paired with one youth mentee. Mentoring will take place four hours each month.

What are the requirements?

For Adult Mentors, the following is required:

  • Complete an application
  • Pass a reference check and a national background check
  • Attend approximately 3 hours of training on child safety and best practices for providing mentoring
  • Commitment to connect four hours per month with mentees for one year

How do I apply?

Adult Wahkiakum Mentoring Application


How does it work?

Registered youth in grades K-12 will be matched with an adult volunteer who will guide them through fun monthly activities and provide them with support. Youth will meet with their mentors for approximately 4 hours per month. Family nights will also take place quarterly where the whole family can get in on the fun!

What do we need?

In order to participate, families need to complete the registration form. Families are asked to commit to supporting their youth in being on time to meetings with their mentor and communicate at least monthly with program directors. Spots are limited, and youth may be put on a waiting list.

How do we register?

Wahkiakum Mentoring Program Youth Registration

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  1. Mentor Program

    Physical Address
    42 Elochoman Valley Road
    Cathlamet, WA 98612