Youth Mentoring Connection seeks to provide support for ongoing and developing programs. Youth Mentoring Connection services at-risk youth (11-24 years old) from underserved Los Angeles County inner-cities.
Youth served are mostly from single parent homes, living in poverty and residing primarily in the high-crime areas of South LA, Compton, Watts and Inglewood. Youth Mentoring Connection seeks to expand community programs such as the GYFT program (focused on the tangible goals of job placement, college, financial stability & housing), and the ECHO program (focused on trauma-informed group support), as well as strengthen worksite mentoring programs at HBO and Viacom by creating new school partnerships to increase and further diversify the population served.
“I’ve never had support like this. Even from my own family. I have so many reasons to believe in myself now… And I know I don’t have to face anything alone anymore.”
"Youth Mentoring Connection knows that inside every confused, angry, shy, sad or otherwise disenfranchised youth is a gifted soul that came into this world to fulfill their own unique purpose. YMC mentors consistently show up to shine a light on their gifts, care for their wounds, affirm youthful dreams and offer sustenance in the way of deep conversation and guidance."