"The very foundation of mentoring is the idea that if caring, concerned adults are available to young people, youth will be more likely to became successful adults themselves." Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development, 2002
Where is the Need?
SOY has served Denver’s urban at-risk youth since 1994.
417 kids, ages 10-17, were supported by SOY’s mentoring program in 2016.
Months per Match
SOY’s average mentor match is 42 months (3.5 years), compared with the national average of 9 months.
Youth in college
43 SOY mentees currently attend college.
The four-year, on-time graduation rate for SOY mentees is 76% vs. 62.8% for area public schools.