Looking for volunteers to help with a variety of program 

management tasks

there are ways to help  even if you aren't looking to be a mentor

Yuniverse Mentoring Program

The program has a variety of coordination tasks that could use help from volunteers. Whether you can teach students a particular skill or help manage the website or handle the different tasks that come with supporting a mentoring program, we would love to help you get involved in a way that works for you and your schedule. Whether you can give a little bit of time or a lot, please let us know you are interested and we can figure out how to take advantage of your time and talents.

Yuniverse Foundation Volunteer

There are numerous events and projects that the Yuniverse Foundation is working on, from planning to next summers youth camps to developing classes to help kids learn how to create digital music and more. Volunteers are needed to help our team continue to develop and expand our ability to serve the youth in our community. Please let us know if you are interested in helping us help others

Best of Reston 2019

Having some fun at the annual Best of Reston event produced by Cornerstones and Reston Chamber of Commerce.

Help students with their passion project

Here's a mentor helping a student talk through their ideas for how to customize shoes. Mentors can help in so many different ways.

YUniverse mentoring program

Yuniverse Foundation is offering a new mentoring program for high school and middle school students in the South Lakes High School and Herndon High School pyramid 

Students from 7th-12th grade can sign up for a mentor to meet in person, socially distanced, for 45 minutes every other week at an outdoor covered location in Reston or Herndon. For the weeks in between in-person meetings, students and mentors will connect on the phone for a 15 minute check-in call.

Mentors are either adults in the community or 11th-12th grade students from South Lakes or Herndon high school. Students in 11th-12th grade students interested in mentoring would be assigned as mentors to younger students, in 7th-9th grades.

After learning a student’s academic goals, students would continue to meet with their mentor on a biweekly basis to talk about school and other topics of interest. With regard to school, mentors can help talk through areas where a student may need some additional help to meet their goals, and then collaborate on ways to address them over time. Mentors can also help students talk through post-high school plans, extra-curricular activities and other interests a student might be interested in sharing.