The greatest issue facing young people today isn’t the drop-out rate, drug use or even teen suicide—it’s the feeling of being unwanted.
Young people are growing up in a very confusing time, and the forces pulling them to destructive ways are daunting. In today’s fast paced world it is easy to feel an unease about the corruption of our youth and what this means for our future. Yet, even with the negative values young people are learning from much of the media they consume, the absence of fathers in raising kids, the rise in gang activity, and the epidemic of cutting and eating disorders, there is hope, great hope, for the future of our youth.
Youth Wise Mentoring is providing mentors for young people so they can have a meaningful connection with a caring adult in the community and begin to acquire the assets necessary to become a sound and successful adult.