Yad B’ Yad (Hand in Hand) recruits Jewish adult volunteers to serve as one-on-one mentors, companions and role models for Jewish children ages 6 to 17. Volunteers and youth build trusting friendships that help develop self-confidence, a positive self-identity and social skills. The relationship strengthens the family by enriching children’s lives with additional adult influence and support.
14041 Icot Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33760
Enriching young lives with an additional adult influence
Robbie and his big Yad, Jeff, who helps to fill the void that was created in Robbie’s life since the death of his father, are inseparable. They go fishing, they go to the movies, they go out to eat. Much admiration can be found in Robbie’s voice when he talks about Jeff.
“Jeff is all the time fun,” says Robbie. “He’s always been there for me. And it makes me feel pretty good.”
Jeff provides Robbie with advice and support. But Robbie gives back to Jeff, too. They talk about their lives and their problems; they learn as much about each other as they do about themselves. Yad B’Yad provides Robbie not only an important male influence, but with a close friend.
Volunteers are carefully screened, including a background check, to ensure the highest level of care and safety for the child.
Both the mentor and the mentee benefit from the enrichment of the relationship.
Funding Provided in part by The Rothman Family Foundation.
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