Rockland Police Youth Mentorship Program
creating impactful connections with youth in our community
The Rockland Police Department hopes that the mentorship program will help occupy local youth's time, build positive relationships with law enforcement, and impact the trend of youth-led crime in Rockland.
With the help of partners such as the Flanagan Community Center, Straight Ahead Ministries, and the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, the mentorship program provides one-on-one friendship, weekly community games and events, and impactful opportunities and support.
This program has been made possible by police donating on and off-the-clock time to do everything from play dodgeball with local youth, to helping drive youth without transportation to their jobs.
The mentorship program goes beyond organized sports events and fun. The program seeks to meet the needs of youth in an impactful, life-changing way, through things like helping a teen join driver's ed, or working with local organizations to provide memberships, experiences, and tools to succeed.
While the police department itself cannot fundraise for this cause, it can accept donations, and connect youth with community members willing to donate their time, expertise, business resources, food for events, or funds.
Youth in our communities are our future, and what may seem like a simple contribution, can change a young child or teen's life forever.