The Youth Engagement Project connects Ambassadors with Adult Allies, who serve as their personal mentors. Adult Allies help their Ambassadors stay on track with local project work as well as develop life skills. Adult Allies are chosen and recruited by the Ambassador with support and guidance from the YEP Coordinator. The purpose of Adult Allies is to:
- Connect youth with role models in their community who are available to provide support, counseling, and guidance through everyday life obstacles.
- Guide youth in developing their personal and professional skills.
- Provide access to resources and opportunities to facilitate healthy support networks.
- Encourage long-lasting intergenerational relationships.