Hope Global is dedicated to mentoring children and youth that have been marginalized by poverty and race based inequities by equipping them with the tools they need to successfully transition into adulthood.We strive to help them develop the assets necessary to do well in school, the workplace, and every other area of life. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and our goal is to prepare young people to meet the challenges of adulthood and achieve their full potential.
WHY DO OUR KIDS NEED MENTORS?
Our kids are constantly exposed to many factors that increase their risk for addiction, academic failure, severe behavioral problems, and poor mental and physical health. Youth most at risk are typically those who lack a stable support system at home, live in dysfunctional families, or in low-income households.
BEING AND BUILDING MENTORS
The Hope Global Mentorship Program is designed to provide learning opportunities that will improve social skills, behavior, academic achievement, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. Through our graduated curriculum, mentors are given the chance to cultivate meaningful and purposeful relationships with students that impacts their lives in a positive way. Research definitively shows that youth who have sufficient support from their families, schools, and communities develop the assets necessary to do well in life (source). With our help, students can work hard to complete goals and objectives that help inspire, equip, and empower them to believe that they can succeed.
AT RISK YOUTH
- Are more likely to lack the basics of food, clothing, adequate housing and health care.
- Are more likely to start school with limited language skills, have less parental support with homework, and deal with more emotional and social problems that interfere with learning.
- Are more likely to to have sex before 16, join a gang, use drugs, and become involved with the juvenile justice system for delinquent or criminal acts.
- Are 4x more likely to skip school. By the 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
- Girls from lower income families are 7x more likely to have a child before the age of 18 than higher income families
- A Companion not a cool peer
- A Coach not a babysitter
- An Advocate not a savior
- A Role Model not a parent
- An Advisor not a nag
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
BECOME A MENTOR
Becoming a Mentor is rooted in building a personal relationship centered around trust and support, and involves helping students with their curriculum, education needs, and navigate through their difficult lives.
BECOME A MENTOR PARTNER
A Mentorship Partner is someone who has specialized skills/opportunities (i.e. cooking, welding, music, art, etc.) that they would like to share with students so they can build their confidence and incorporate these new skills into their lives. Mentors will reach out to partners to schedule convenient times to meet together with students.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Sponsors are monthly givers that commit to donating to our programs which provide our staff and volunteers with the resources they need to inspire, equip, and empower our students to become agents of positive change.
If you would like to get involved, contact us for more information. You can also donate to the Mentorship Program directly by clicking here!
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