Start something, by donating this GivingTuesday!
You can help children in South-West Durham and Northumberland reach their full potential. Every donation starts something that could lead to something BIG.
We must fundraise 90% of our total budget through events, grants, donations, and sponsorship. Through the generosity of our community, we continue to keep our programs free and accessible to those who need it most.
We do not receive any sustainable government funding.
Our mission is to ensure every child that needs a mentor has a mentor. We have been providing mentoring programs since 1969 and now serve over 1500 children and youth.
We believe that by changing the course of young lives, we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future – that it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, and to safer schools and neighbourhoods.
The demand of our Traditional and In-School programs continue to grow as parents witness the long-lasting positive impact that a caring Mentor has on their children. A mentoring relationship has a great deal of impact in a child’s life; an impact that positively affects their lifestyle and life choices into adulthood. These special matches between a caring adult and child revolve around the positive aspects of a relationship. Stability, support, caring, inspiration, competence, growth and achievement.
Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our community’s children realize – and share – their full potential.
Your donation will help provide life-changing relationships that inspire and empower local children and youth to reach their potential.
One Time or Monthly Giving Options
Find – $10/month – Help us find the children who need us most.
Prepare – $20/month – Help us recruit, screen and train Mentors.
Match – $35/month – Help our Program Coordinators make a match between a child and caring Mentor.
Support – $50/month – Help our Program Coordinators provide on-going support to the youth and families in our programs.
Succeed – $100/month – Help our Program Coordinators maintain monthly contact with Mentors and youth to ensure the strength and success of the match.