Legacy Youth Mentoring/ Community Support
Legacy Youth Mentoring is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which was started by a handful of caring citizens in Jackson County in 2005. We currently serve 225 students with caring adult mentors. Mentoring at its core guarantees a young person that someone cares and wants to help them in day to day challenges.
We are able to serve these kids as a result of generous grants, funding, donations, and in-kind gifts from local businesses, private donors, schools and foundations. High quality mentoring more than just matching students and mentors and "letting the magic happen." We recruit mentors, train mentors, use national background check screening services, provide resources to mentors and students, manage a strategic plan for sustainability and more. Each mentored pair requires approximately $250-$300 per year to support the match which is much lower than the national average of $1600 per match. Thanks to our supportive community and school partnerships we provide a high quality mentoring program which is available to some very deserving students in our community. Thank you for your consideration of our cause. Sponsorship opportunities with recognition for your company are listed here. Click to view.
1 in 3 young people in our community will grow up with a mentor of any kind, formal or informal. With the continued support of private donors, businesses and corporations, we can fulfill our vision of providing the necessary volunteer team to close the mentoring gap in our community.