Upon completion of the 5 month Residential Phase, graduates return to their home communities and enter the 12 month Post Residential Phase. During this year, YCP case managers and specially trained community mentors assist cadets to put their goals in action.
A mentor is someone who is a friend, role model and caring support person. A mentor should be able to invest in the life of a YCP cadet, and provide personal, educational and career guidance after graduation. Some examples include: family friends, neighbors, coaches, teachers, local church members, community leaders, law enforcement or military personnel.