Mentoring lets young people know that they are not alone. A special adult sees their potential and shows them they matter.
Research tells us that close relationships with caring, competent adults foster resiliency and mitigates the effects of childhood trauma. By providing emotional support to young people who need it the most, we encourage positive youth development. Mentored youth enter adulthood, knowing their self-worth and ready to contribute to their communities.
Young Adults Who Were At-Risk for Falling Off Track But Had a Mentor Are:
- 55% more likely to enroll in college
- 78% more likely to volunteer regularly
- 90% are interested in becoming a mentor
- 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
Our mission is to support, engage and empower youth through mentoring.
We mentor young people, ages 10-24, in Jackson County through circles and one-to-one relationships.
Our vision: Together, adults and youth create community of mutual support, respect and understanding.