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. YMI mentors keep their mentees on track to graduate. The State of Indiana has calculated the cost of high school drop outs on the economy.  State of Indiana Education Roundtable (