Empowering Youth Through Mentoring
Today, in America, there are more than 14 million youth under 18 who are defined as “at risk” (of not reaching a productive adulthood). They face a relentless assault of negative influences which often result in drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, poor academic performance, violence, even death.
However, YOU can help create better outcomes for kids facing social pressures and adversity.
The Breakaway youth mentoring initiative matches caring and responsible adults from the community with young people who will benefit from positive adult relationships in their lives.
Every child should have the opportunity, confidence, character and support needed to lead a safe, healthy and productive life. They have a right to expect a fair chance to develop their talents and apply their energies in order to successfully contribute to society. Sometimes they just need one influential person in their corner!
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.
If you’d like to start making a difference in the life of a young person, apply to become a mentor with the Breakaway youth mentoring initiative. Contact us today — a child is waiting!
Together, we can build a better future.