Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Nearly half a million children in Metro Atlanta live in communities with low or very low child well-being. Our vital mission is to recruit volunteers to become mentors to children facing adversity. Our goal is to serve more children and increase positive outcomes by matching them with an adult who will ignite their full potential.
WE ARE DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL
We view mentors and mentorship a little differently than other organizations. In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported one-to-one matches for kids who want to realize their full potential. For us, it's more than offering advice. It's building meaningful connections for a bigger future.
97% of the children in our program (2018) are promoted to the next grade level
88% graduate high school on time
96% increase or maintain their scholastic competency
93% reported plans to pursue post-secondary education or the military
97% avoid the juvenile justice system
99% improve or maintain attitudes toward risky behaviors
86% improve or maintain parental trust
93% improve or maintain social well-being