Our Mission and Vision
Our mission at Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (SEOYM) is to make a positive difference in the lives of area youth through professionally-supported relationships with mentors and volunteers.
Our vision is a mentoring relationship for every child who needs and wants one within our region of southeastern Ohio..
Founded in 1986, for 32 years we operated as a Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) affiliate. With a change in the operational minimum requirements by the national office that would have required us to bring in yearly revenues of $200,000, we made the difficult decision to disaffiliate from BBBS. We appreciate and continue to build upon the support of the Southeastern Ohio and our Appalachian community in addressing the needs of children and their families who are seeking strong, positive role model in their lives.