The Youth Mentoring Action Network was founded in 2007 with the mission of leveraging the power of mentoring to create a more equitable and just society for young people. Founded by two veteran educators who understood the importance of making solid connections with young people, they recognized that young people were at their best when their voices were heard and they felt fully supported.
With those foundational elements in place, the youth they mentored thrived: graduating from high school on time, going off to college, and staying in college once they got there. 100% of our young people have graduated from high school on time with 99% continuing to college. 100% of those who go to college stay in college until graduation. Since 2007, YMAN has been fostering connections with young people in order to help them thrive through in high school, college and community.
We believe in the power of youth and community.
We are dedicated to leveraging the power of mentoring relationships to create a more equitable and just world for young people.
The Youth Mentoring Action Network envisions re-imagined, youth-led, multigenerational spaces in which healthy dialogue, community-engaged education, and civic engagement create equitable environments in which youth thrive.