If you want to stand for something, stand for someone.
We are the Ones.
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
MBK Alliance Mentoring Resources
Check out the Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color Opens in a new tab , which features best practices and successful programs that support boys and young men of color.
Additionally, MBK Alliance and MENTOR launched a webinar series Opens in a new tab 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.