We took mentoring out of the volunteer realm and it is changing lives. Our mentors are full-time, salaried professionals who work 1:1 with our community’s highest-priority youth from kindergarten through high school graduation. 12 ½ years—no matter what.
Bottom Line for Portland
Over 500 youth across 120 schools receive intensive, long-term mentorship. That translates to 7,500 hours per month of enriching interactions and goal-oriented skill building, guaranteed to establish a foundation for lifelong success. 83% of our youth graduate high school, 93% avoid the juvenile justice system, and 98% avoid early parenting.
“When kids are selected in kindergarten, I feel like it gives them a new shot at success. When I talk to the parents, I always tell them their child won the golden ticket. I tell them that, based on the experiences I’ve seen, it turns kids’ lives around.”
—Rebecca Chase, former principal of Lincoln Park Elementary School
All donations will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to an anonymous supporter! Donors at $25+ will receive one free margarita and donors at $50+ will receive two free margaritas from Cha Cha Cha. Donors at $100+ will also be entered to win a one-night stay at Hotel Lucia and gift certificate to Imperial Restaurant.