I was led to this work due to observing the tremendous needs in our communities. I saw too many young people with untapped potential making poor decisions, many due to lack of exposure and/or being unequipped with basic healthy decision making tools that many may take for granted. I was often afforded the privilege to serve as a keynote speaker at youth conferences and events, but I yearned to do more. Working with a few administrators, we started an after school mentor group in one school in 2007. We currently serve over 450 girls within 16 schools.
Thanks Laura! The adult mentors are part of the Walk In It Team. Tutors are typically within the schools. Tutors are given a small stipend. The majority of our programs occur after school, but some meet during the school day also. School buses provide transportation for most sites. When school buses are not available parents must provide transportation. Thank for your questions!