Program for Youth

Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story, achieving a dream realized.

Mentoring creates a positive impact in the lives of youth. Youth with mentors have higher rates of high school graduation and are less likely to drop out of school. They find more self-confidence, self-esteem, and are able to create goals for themselves. That is what we mean by a dream realized, can be a dream achieved. 

Additionally, studies show that behavior, attitudes, and relationships improve when a youth has a mentor. Mentors help children grow and close the social and/or economic opportunity gap. 

The youth is undoubtedly the future, and investing in them is a non starter. The youth will lead this community in the future and it is up to us, as a village, a tribe, to help them succeed. 

According to the National Mentoring Partnership, children at risk who had a mentor were: 

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college 
  • 52% less likely to skip school 
  • 37% less likely to skip class 
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly 
  • 90% interested in becoming a mentor themselves 
  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions 

Youth who had a mentor also showed a better attitude towards school. Regular meetings between mentor and student saw that youth were:

  • 46% less likely to use drugs 
  • 27% less likely to drink 
  • 81% more likely to participate in extracurricular activities 

Dreams Achieved understands this necessity and that is why we are committed to implementing a comprehensive Youth Mentorship program as part of our multi-phased plan to help close the socio-economic gap in the community. 

Look forward to more information on this endeavor in the near future.