Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Programs: 99% of the matched children maintained or improved in total confidence measures. Within this subset: 88% increased in self-confidence, 85% are better able to express their feelings, 81% have demonstrated an increased ability to make positive decisions, 79% developed new hobbies or interests and 77% have an improved sense of the future (i. E. , "things can be different for me", "i can go to college"). 97% of the matched children maintained or improved in total competence measures. With this subset: 83% improved their academic performance, 80% make better use of school resources, 80% have an improved attitude towards school, 80% increased their classroom participation, 77% are better prepared for school and 73% have improved their classroom behavior. Continued on schedule o. 98% of the matched children maintained or improved in total caring measures. Within this subset: 91% demonstrated an increased ability to trust their mentor, 76% have improved relationships with other adults, 75% have improved relationships with their peers, 73% have demonstrated increased respect for other cultures and 67% have improved familial relationships.