It’s About Personal Development

YMI is committed to training and mobilizing more adults to mentor youth in local schools because only 43% of youth say they experience support from other adults and only 29% say their parents are in involved in their schooling. *A national survey conducted by the Search Institute.

8872 HSE students from grades 7-12 were anonymously surveyed measuring hope for the future, engagement with school and wellbeing. 37% feel stuck or hopeless, 35% are not engaged and 30% lack well-being. *2013 Gallup Survey

It costs YMI approximately $500 to place a student into one of our mentor programs for one school year.