What happens when our youth are disconnected?
A growing number of youth are feeling isolated and alone. For some, it is because of family issues. For many, it is increased pressure that social media and society are placing on your youth. The results are devastating.
- Grades and course completion go down.
- Our youth feel worthless and hopeless.
- School attendance goes down.
- Youth are dealing with anxiety and depression.
- They stop dreaming about their future.
- They lash out to hurt others because of their
Hear about the positive impact mentoring
makes in student’s lives in their own words.
Are You Ready to Help Our Youth Succeed?
It is easy to help. We have a simple three step process.
1. choose an engagement
2. Join the Team
3. See a Youth’s Life Transformed
How the Mentoring Programs Work in Schools
Be The One works with the community
and the schools to facilitate the mentoring
programs. Community support is critical to
the program’s success.
The Community Commits to
Supporting the Program
A full-time mentoring program in a school costs
$62,000 a year to run. This
full cost is covered by donations from
individuals, businesses and civic groups.
Volunteer mentors are the heart of the
program. Be The One mentors are trained and equipped
by the school Mentor Coordinator so they feel confident
connecting with their student.
Mentors are Connected with Students
The mentor coordinator works to pair
mentors with students who have similar
personalities and interests.
A common misconception is that mentorship
is only for troubled youth. That’s not true at
all. Mentorship is open to all youth.
Mentorship also benefits adults. In the
business world, it is an honor to have a
The Weekly Mentor Minute is a weekly email
we send out on Monday mornings where we
apply the lessons of mentorship to
encourage and challenge you in your
relationship at home and at work.
Be The One has partnered with these amazing schools
At Be The One, we understand the many unique challenges our youth face today. Through
mentorship, students are connected with an adult that matches their interests and personality. For one
hour a week students meet with their mentor at school in a safe and positive environment.
Be The One removes the financial burden of the program from the school by raising community
support to fund a full time Mentor Coordinator position who is an employee of the school.
Be The One also helps by attracting mentors and training them to effectively connect with students.
What are the Benefits of mentorship?
National studies, along with our own experience, show mentorship has lasting benefits.
- Youth feel valued and important.
- Their attendance at school and activities
- Their behavior towards themselves and
- They find a new sense of hope for the future.
- They are more likely to graduate and go on to higher education.
- They have more self confidence and resiliency.
- They grow up to be valuable contributors to their community, their families, and their workplace.