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YouthFriends are mentors who support students academically. Applicants are trained and complete two background screenings prior to being placed with district students.

SAGE YouthFriends Flyer

To become a YouthFriends volunteer, start here.

To learn more about opportunities as a YouthFriend volunteer at the SAGE Center, please contact Cindy Turner, SAGE Center Partners in Education Building Facilitator at (816) 321-6313 or contact the Partners in Education office at (816) 321-5018 or email