If you want to stand for something, stand for someone.
We are the Ones.
Become a mentor today.
Research shows that young adults that have mentors are 52% more likely to attend school regularly and 55% more likely to attend college.
About the We Are The Ones Campaign
"We Are The Ones” means that everyone has a role in ensuring that boys and young men of color feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity. A critical way to support young people is through mentorship. By utilizing the Mentoring Connector, a volunteer can enter their name and zip code and immediately view a list of local mentoring opportunities. Once a volunteer submits their information, the organization will reach out to begin the process of matching
Nearly 1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor. This gap is even more acute for boys and young men of color. Yet research confirms that young adults who were at risk for falling off track but had a mentor are 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer regularly, and 90% more likely to become a mentor themselves. - The Mentoring Effect, 2014
Mentors that are successfully matched with mentees will automatically qualify to receive complimentary Obama Foundation / MBK Alliance merchandise. The Obama Foundation will also select two new mentors/mentee matches to attend MBK Rising! – a national convening on boys and men of color, to be held in Oakland, CA February 18-20.
MBK Alliance Mentoring Resources
Check out the Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color, which features best practices and successful programs that support boys and young men of color.
Additionally, MBK Alliance and MENTOR launched a webinar series disseminating knowledge and best-practices across the field.
This video was produced by and is courtesy of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.
This video is courtesy of the Obama White House. MBK Alliance scales and sustains the mission of the Obama White House Initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.