Mentoring Requires "A Commitment" but We Ask for "One Hour – Just Once"
Means to Engage Far More Adults & Kids
Few Adults become Mentors
Less than 2% of adults are mentors – even after two decades of a national campaign to entice volunteers.
How might we engage the other 98% of adults in some meaningful way?
Kids Left Waiting for Their Mentor
There are 18 million “at risk” children in America, yet only 3.0 million have mentors. (2010 data per National Mentoring Partnership)
What about the other 15 million kids?
Moreover, what about the tens-of-millions of children who are not yet labeled at risk, but who need some additional adult support?
Can we be courageous?
Do we dare set a goal to reach ALL Children?
Additionally, there are issues beyond mentoring’s capability.
America faces other overwhelming chal-lenges seemingly too large to attempt. Ref. “Eight Social Issues Addressed by Impact Seminars for Youth” (See our web-site.)
These eight are not being addressed; at least not nationally. Why not? Can We? How?
Impact Seminars for Youth
Means to Reach Every Child
Possible Role for Business?
Corporations desire a strong community presence and seek to increase employee volunteerism. However, employees’ time is limited and business goals must come first. A dilemma? Perhaps not.
Minimal Request can Generate the Maximum Participation
We ask for one hour once – at ANY date and time the volunteer chooses. This gives the maximum flexibility to the scarcest resource: the employee volunteer. These adults hold an informal conversation with one classroom.
Mechanism to fully engage corporations (and other organizations), hence a means to reach all children.
All this is interwoven into one simple yet powerful methodology. Impact Seminars for Youth offers a mechanism to “Empower America to Inspire every Child!” If corporations lead, others will follow: communities of faith, professional & alumni associations, et. al. “One Hour – Just Once” is one key feature; our simple process holds others.
Lastly, our approach will be a companion to mentors yet it is not mentoring. Both have value. Both are needed. We are no panacea, just the beginning of so much more to follow.