YMP leverages the power of mentoring and fitness to help kids develop the skills needed for personal growth and success.
YMP works with students, teachers, and coaches across the Philadelphia region, many of whom live in under-resourced communities.
Students overcome life obstacles more effectively when they have a positive adult influence to talk with and learn from.
Mentored youth are…
less likely to get involved with drugs
more likely to go to college
more likely to improve their grades
The Mentoring Effect
Public/Private Ventures – Big Brothers Big Sisters
YMP’s youth mentoring programs improve outcomes for at-risk students. Significant improvements have been reported:
improved academic success
improved social awareness and behavior
greater levels of physical well-being
greater levels of self-esteem
Source: PA Commission on Crime & Deliquency, Galbavy 2000