Teach One to Lead One

on Monday, March 10, 2014 Posted in Opportunities, School Partnership Network, Street & Gang Violence

National initiative Teach One to Lead One focuses on providing mentorships for at-risk youth in schools. The organization works with school officials to place mentors in the classroom and teach universal life principles such as integrity, courage, and good decision-making. Teach One to Lead One” currently has a chapter operating in Vancouver.

Before they begin mentoring, Teach One to Lead One trains their volunteers to effectively use their established teaching methods and curriculum. Mentors develop close relationships with the kids they teach. “These students are craving adults (who are not their teachers) to love and guide them because available, responsible parents are what’s missing,” commented one classroom mentor.

Through these mentors, Teach One to Lead One holds the ambitious goal of decreasing violence, cheating, drug and alcohol use, and school drop-out rates in America’s youth by 10 percent. A principal who has seen this program in action said, “Students, teachers and families consistently report they strongly believe in the value of this program.”

Learn more about Teach One to Lead One and becoming a mentor here.