History

We teach kids to
succeed – plain
and simple.

From our launch in 2000 among 10 students on the
Main Line to the current level of over 2,500 students
served in the greater Philadelphia area, Youth
Mentoring Partnership has recognized that sports/
physical fitness combined with meaningful personal
relationships has the power to change lives.

1995
Youth Mentoring Partnership program was developed in PA
2000
10 Students ServedFriend Fitness started at the YMCA in Berwyn, PA
2005
Expanded to second site, established as a separate non-profit
2010
100 Students Served Expanded to third site
2012
180 Students ServedExpanded to West Philadelphia
2014
263 Students ServedGritness PE pilots, pairing with TSIRC for longitudinal research
2016
1,690 Students ServedPartnership with UP2US Sports expands Gritness PE to 4 schools throughout Philadelphia
2018
2,690 Students ServedNew partnerships with the Coatesville Area School District and “Beat the Streets Philadelphia”