• One in three young people grow up without a mentor to offer real-life guidance. This affects approximately 16 million kids in America (and this includes nine million at-risk youth). We know kids with quality mentors are more likely to experience increased school attendance and academic achievement, demonstrate responsible decision-making, and develop skills to better navigate relationships at school and at home. At-risk youth with a mentor make better choices:

    • 52% are less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
    • 55% are more likely to be enrolled in college
    • 46% are less likely than their peers to start using drugs

    And when mentored, those same at-risk youth give back to their communities:

    • 81% are more likely to participate regularly in extracurricular or sports activities
    • 78% are more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
    • 90% are interested in becoming mentors themselves
Youth Mentors
  • In just three steps you can become a Liberty Youth Mentor and start changing student's lives! (Must be at least 18 years old.)

    Here's how:

    1. Complete the application and return it to jessica.weidman@lps53.org
    2. Attend an interview and training session.
    3. Complete a background screening.