Many JEMfriends volunteer specifically to mentor the JEMyouth by spending time with them, encouraging them, giving them advice, and answering their questions as they accomplish their program plans.  Each youth and mentor fulfill this goal by communicating regularly and getting together for activities.  The youth benefit greatly from this one-on-one investment and accountability.

JEMfriends also works with other organizations and the State of Idaho to ensure that all youth in foster situations have access to mentors.