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Download The Lessons Learned - Guide from Urban Youth's What It Takes e-Mentoring Program with African American Men and Boys

This guide affords program developers and implementation-level staff an opportunity to be mindful of key considerations in integrating technology-influenced mentoring initiatives into an existing mentoring program or other program serving at-risk youth, particularly for African American males.

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Why Programs Like Urban Youth Are Needed:

  • Nationally, 1/3 of students—about 1.3 million each year—leave high school without a diploma
  • 2008 dropouts will cost the US ~$319B in lost wages over their lifetimes
  • A 5% increase in male High School graduation rates could save the state over $7B in crime reduction and earnings

  • Each additional High School graduate saves the country $13k in health insurance costs
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