We Are Defenders of Potential.

The Mentoring Gap

Mentoring Matters

Despite the beneficial effects of formal mentoring programs, only 2.5 million (5%) of youth between the ages of 6 - 17 have a mentor. All young people deserve quality mentoring relationships that will allow them to have a shot at realizing their full potential. We cannot leave this to chance.

Mentoring is Powerful

2023 Goals – By The Numbers

  • 50

    Male Mentees waiting to be matched

  • 4000+

    Hours of Match Support to Provide

  • 18%

    Closure Rate to Maintain

  • 3,100,000

    Pounds of Textiles to Divert from the Landfill

These are BBBSRI Goals for 2023