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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

Why Mentor?

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.

In this portrait, President Obama is shown at a dining table with various skinned
men with various suits on.
A group of men with medium-deep skin tones are shown shaking hands with
each other in a circle.
In this picture, two medium-deep men face the camera. One man wearing
a gray sweater ties a light blue tie around the other man who wears a white
button-up shirt.

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.