Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change kids’ lives for the better, forever.  Founded in 1904, we pioneered formal mentoring for children facing adversity. We bring an unparalleled rigor to mentoring – screening, training, ongoing support, outcome tracking and closure – ensuring consistent long-lasting relationships that have a dramatic positive impact on children’s lives.  Our unique approach has been shown to improve children’s confidence and school performance, and decrease their use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and violence.