Resilient Youth Mentoring, Inc.
School Turnaround AmeriCorps State Competitive Direct FY 2013
Resilient Youth Mentoring, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing mentoring programs for middle and high schools in the state of Maryland & Washington DC Metro area. We form partnerships school districts, business and communities. Resilient Youth, Inc. goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal reationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at risk young have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To accomplish this goal, young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.
Resilient Youth Mentoring Program deals directly with the response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school. The goal of the program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.