Yakima's Gang Free Initiative needs more mentors

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima's Gang Free Initiative needs more mentors. Right now, about 30 kids in the program are waiting for a personal role model.

The organization hopes you'd make a two-year commitment. It takes about a month to clear a background check and go through training. Supervisors are trying to recruit 60 mentors by the end of the year.

"So many people that don't have a positive adult in their life to help them and influence them, teach them simple things about making good choices and to encourage them and really help hold them accountable so mentors really help fill that void and that need," said Bob Romero.

If you're interested in being a mentor with the gang-free initiative, you can sign up at the Yakima YMCA.