Our approach is a holistic mentoring program that addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of young men ages 12-18. Members of Got Skills are trained and certified to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities.
Through one-on-one and group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource: our youth. The program focuses on building essential skills needed to become productive, contributing citizens.
Simply put we’re providing young men with the help they need.
"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves."
Areas of Focus
We feel society is failing all boys and boys of color are not being given a fair opportunity in life. We want to create a society that will embrace young males especially males of color, and help create positive outcomes in their lives. We want to change the negative images and bad reputation that males of color have been given.
Got Skills is deeply grateful to our supporters and partners. They make it possible for so many young men to have a caring, nurturing adult in their life. These quality mentoring relationships allow youth to succeed in school, work and life. On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your generosity and your belief in the power of mentoring.