“What happens when our youth are disconnected?

“A caring adult” is one of 5 resources everyone needs to survive; a caring adult is the gateway to other resources.

"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." -Josh Shipp

"Every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a caring adult." -Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child (2015)

Middle School and High School is a time of change and rapid development in a student’s life. There are so many pressures on our students and they  need a caring adult to be a mentor in their life. Our teachers are great, but they can’t develop a close relationship with all of their student’s and that is exactly what they need. Be the One invites community individuals to walk beside a student in an  affirming relationship. To make a difference in their lives through a one-on-one weekly mentoring experience. We do this because students that are connected with an adult are more successful. Mentoring raises hope and inspires student success. We are investing in kids for their success in life. One Student. One Adult. One Hour each week.

A relationship centered community approach to inspire student success.

Now serving Ferndale, Lynden, and Nooksack communities.



Become a Mentor

 Positively impact a student's life.



Invest in student success.