In the United States, 33% of young people grow up without a role model or mentor. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we can help kids in need of a mentor. College Mentors for Kids’ innovative mentoring program brings kids to a university campus for fun, hands-on activities and connects them to college student mentors. Our student mentors are helping kids believe in a brighter future.
Our mission is centered on opening windows of opportunity for underserved children. The idea is simple: by exposing impressionable children to positive pathways, they might make healthier life choices and achieve:
1) enhanced understanding of new opportunities they would not have otherwise had;
2) a future in which they are financially independent; and
3) a passion for giving back to their communities that lasts into adulthood.