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Taking an asset-based approach to our neighborhoods, YouthPromise identifies and fosters the next generation of leaders. Borrowing its curriculum from Stanford University, YouthPromise matches mentors with students who exhibit strong leadership potential.

YouthPromise Builds Leaders 

YouthPromise helps students understand the role of leaders, gain effective leadership skills and develop a sense of community responsibility.

Mentoring works!
Research shows that students who meet regularly with their mentors are (compared with their peers):

  • 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs 
  • 27% less likely to start drinking.

Students who meet regularly with their mentors are (compared with their peers):

  • 52% less likely to skip a day of school 
  • 37% less likely to skip a class.