What city? Phoenix. What organization? Before I get to the organization that received the $1, allow me to explain why I really like organizations like the one that is featured today. My background is in public education. I’ve taught and been a district administrator in one of the largest school districts in this country.
One of my primary roles was to oversee mentoring initiatives from various agencies.
Many youth need a positive adult role model. Not just a parent, teacher, or coach. But someone who is committed to be their mentor one-on-one.
Students who have mentors are:
- less likely to dropout,
- less likely to do drugs,
- less likely to have pre-marital sex,
- and are more likely to lead productive lives
Today’s spotlight is on Youth At Risk. According to their site:
Phoenix Youth at Risk, through our structured mentoring programs, helps at-risk and homeless children and teens learn to dream again. Then, we help them learn how to makes those dream a reality. Youth at Risk makes possible new futures for children youth through mentoring and value-driven programs.
Watch this clip!
I hope Phoenix Youth At Risk continues to inspire youth to do GOOD!
Arkansas, here we come!