Our Story

Mentoring Youth Nantucket (MYNantucket) improves and enriches the lives of at-risk island children through the friendship and guidance of our caring, responsible mentors.Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 10.02.31 PM

Our four programs include traditional 1-to-1 mentoring, Breakfast Buddies in the Nantucket elementary schools, and two academic mentoring programs, one in the elementary school and one in the middle school.Kids_Thumb_Up

Despite Nantucket’s reputation as an affluent community, many of the children in our program come from single parent/guardian households that rely on government assistance. Some of the kids have behavioral issues; others have academic difficulties, but they all share the need for a positive influence. Our mentors fill that gap, and help guide their mentees onto a healthy path.


In 2016 Mentoring Youth Nantucket merged with Fairwinds — Nantucket’s Counseling Center, the island’s only nonprofit behavioral health agency.  300 Nantucket children benefit from our mentorship programs.  We invite you to inquire further to volunteer as a mentor and to support this program benefiting Nantucket’s children. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that relies on the generosity of the Nantucket community.