Youth at AFC
“Mentee” is the word we use to describe youth in our programs who are matched with a mentor. Mentees are youth ages 7 and older who have experience with out-of-home care and generally live in the Greater Boston area.
AFC understands that youth exiting foster care face intense challenges and emotional barriers and has implemented a policy in which youth never “age out” of our mentoring program. At AFC, youth can continue their mentorship regardless of whether they have aged out of the state child welfare system. Our objective is for mentees to understand that while foster care and “aging out” present uncontrollable changes in their lives, involvement in AFC’s programs can provide support, solidarity, and opportunities for growth to help them transition.