The Need: Every child deserves the opportunity to live a long, healthy and productive life! According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates, there were 41,731,233 youth age 10-19 in the United States, 13% of the total U.S. population, in 2015. 16 million of them are growing up without a mentor. On the average, one out of every three young people doesn't have a trusted adult who they believe they can turn to for advice and guidance outside of their home. Of those young people, 9 million faces a variety of day-to-day challenges that put them at-risk of not reaching their full potential.
Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc (CGMP) is dedicated to quality mentoring experiences for all young people and is an active and proud member of Mentor's Mentoring Connector the largest volunteer referral system in the U.S. devoted solely to youth mentoring opportunities.
What Can You Do? You can help by making a monetary donation to provide support for our 2nd Annual Youth Confidence Day Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 in Buffalo, NY. The event is designed to empower over 200 young leaders of all ages to positively impact the world and promote leadership skills which leads to a healthy mind, body and spirit.
In New York alone, the population of youth age 10-19 is estimated to be 2,409,802, 12% of the state's total number of youth, need and could benefit from a caring adult mentor, someone other than a parent. Our reputable and successful five-point mentoring program provides:
1.Coaching 2. Guidance 3. Role Modeling 4. Advocacy and 5. Social & Emotional Bonding. When youth feel confident, they are inclined to feel better, do better, and make better decisions in life.
Take Action: By making a donation today! All donations are tax deductible.
Youth Confidence Day credit WGRZ-Channel 2 News
Tiffany R. Lewis