One person. Just one person is all it takes to change the course of a child’s life. One person to show them a new path, to listen to their joys and their sorrows, to speak wisdom into the life of a young person. RaisingHOPE’s mentoring program connects trained, background-checked mentors with foster youth in order to give the youth a reliable, stable, caring adult connection for a lifetime.
Mentors and youth build healthy relationships that can lead to the youth becoming part of the mentor’s community and extending the youth’s circle of healthy support. Studies show that having one stable adult can transform the life of a child, particularly a child at risk of abuse or neglect.
All mentors are screened, trained and evaluated. The program is voluntary for all youth and they are also screened to ensure the maximum effectiveness of the relationship.