Who mentored you?

 
 
 

Mentoring at its core guarantees a young person that someone cares and wants to help them.

Do you remember you? Before YOU were you? Watch this short video clip as a reminder.

Why we serve: Community Need & Impact.

Why do kids need mentors?

Mentoring, at is core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.

Community Need: 1 in 3 young people need a mentor.

More than 1 in 3 young people, an estimated 16 million nationally, need an adult mentor. This includes 9 million at-risk youth who need mentors to help them reach their full potential. However, due to a lack of volunteers, there are still many students waiting for formal mentoring relationships.

Jackson County Statistics: Georgia Kids Count 2017 ( Georgia Family Connection)

      14.8% of our students are living in poverty in Jackson County

80% of 9th grade students reporting perception of negative risk with alcohol consumption

   21.2% living with a single parent

              9.4% are affected by child abuse or neglect  

      1 in 8 teens have thoughts of suicide

Social Proof

THE GEORGIA MENTORING REPORT 2017 

MENTORING: at the crossroads of education, business and community

MENTOR/National Mentoring, P. (2014). The Mentoring Effect

 
 

Our story.

Legacy Youth Mentoring, formerly known as Lindsay's Legacy Mentoring  was started in 2004/2005 by a handful of caring citizens working through Jackson County Family Connection. It was named in memory of Mr. Jack Lindsay. In March of 2012, Lindsay's Legacy Mentoring Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In 2017, we refreshed our brand to Legacy Youth Mentoring for clarity of meaning and purpose as we recruit mentors in a growing community and beyond. Through grants and partnerships with businesses, individuals, 18 schools and local foundations we have been able to serve hundreds of students each year with strong mentoring relationships. We look forward to inspiring lives for many more years to come!

Legacy Youth Mentoring, formerly known as Lindsay's Legacy Mentoring was started in 2004/2005 by a handful of caring citizens working through Jackson County Family Connection. It was named in memory of Mr. Jack Lindsay. In March of 2012, Lindsay's Legacy Mentoring Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In 2017, we refreshed our brand to Legacy Youth Mentoring for clarity of meaning and purpose as we recruit mentors in a growing community and beyond. Through grants and partnerships with businesses, individuals, 18 schools and local foundations we have been able to serve hundreds of students each year with strong mentoring relationships. We look forward to inspiring lives for many more years to come!

Thank you to our generous supporters!

 
 
 

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