Lakes Center for Youth & Families serves the youth and families in the Forest Lake School District in Washington and Anoka counties and all of Chisago County of Minnesota.

We are no longer accepting youth applications for our Making Connection Mentoring Program.

Stay tuned for "Career Focused Mentoring"!


Making Connections Mentoring Program is goal-oriented & designed to provide youth ages 10-17 with an opportunity to build a positive and encouraging relationship with a supportive adult in the community.

Characteristics of youth served are those seeking:

  • additional adult support
  • improved self esteem
  • positive reinforcement
  • someone to look up to
  • improved academic performance
  • improved relationships overall
  • and much more!

Mentors meet with their mentee two times per month for a minimum of six months according to a schedule determined by the mentor/mentee.

Good candidates to become mentors are adults who:

  • can be a positive role model
  • want to connect with youth in the community
  • are patient and willing to listen
  • like to have fun!

All mentors will receive general volunteer training and a detailed 2 hour training session related to mentoring. The Mentoring Coordinator will check in to see how the match is going.

“I just wanted someone to talk to that doesn’t live in my house!” –New Mentee

If you are an adult interested in becoming a mentor, please download and fill out the LC4YF Volunteer Application & then return it to Jenna Jones at LC4YF.
20 Lake Street North, Suite 103
Forest Lake, MN 55025


Questions, please contact Jenna Jones at 651-464-3685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Programs

offered by Lakes Center for Youth & Families

No upcoming event!