Hometown Heroes – Link Youth Mentorship – Gary Heydens – 07/18/23

“Hometown Heroes” on Family Life 

Link Youth Mentorship is a ministry which pairs compassionate, involved adults with young people in the Rochester area.

The program is motivated by a Census statistic that 72% of young people in that city spend at least part of their growing-up years in a single-parent household. While the custodial parents do so much, Link’s vision is that “young men often don’t get the attention and instruction they need to get their best start in life.”

Gary Heydens is the program director there. In this conversation, he talks about the needs and the trends, then shares success stories of what changes are happening in the lives and families of those served through Link Youth Mentorship.