You can probably tell a story about someone who helped you when you were a kid. What was his or her name?
Did you know that 22% of youth surveyed today can’t name a single adult who encourages their growth, provides support, or expands their horizons? (Search Institute) And even here in Brookings County, 25% of teens report feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed.
BCYMP works hard every day so more K-12 students in our community grow up with a Mentor. Research shows that mentored youth have higher academic and leadership outcomes, as well as greater work-preparedness and economic mobility. They are also less anxious, depressed, and lonely.
The average national cost for programs like BCYMP is $1,695 per year/per child; yet, through the help of generous people like you, BCYMP efficiently does this work each year for less than $1,000 per BCYMP Mentoring Pair. Thank you!
Small Steps Take Us to Great Places
Please consider a recurring donation. Walking with BCYMP each month helps in these ways:
- To enable BCYMP to quickly serve more kids in Brookings County. Monthly donors help us match Mentoring Pairs quickly when new needs arise: for example, when families with high-need youth move into our community, or when a parent or guardian is unexpectedly out of the home, leaving a support void that a BCYMP Mentor can help fill.
- To provide predictable income. Having a more consistent monthly income will allow BCYMP to plan for larger projects like, for example, revamping our pre-service Mentor Training program and making other organization improvements.
- To increase your lasting impact. A regular gift made over time creates a greater total impact in the lives of our BCYMP Mentoring Pairs and helps build a stronger relationship between BCYMP and you.