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To Change A Life

Changing the world one student at a time.

Who We Are

Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) provides mentoring for students by building and sustaining a mentoring community with the highest level of service, integrity, encouragement, and empathy. Most importantly, we strive to continue cultivating our community by investing in our Youth.

Cultivating Community by Investing in Our Youth

  • 93% 93%

of mentors feel they are making an impact on their student

  • 90% 90%

of students report mentoring helped them see their potential

  • 95% 95%

of mentees felt having a mentor improved their overall social/emotional well-being

Schools We Are Connecting Students with Mentors


About Mentoring

YMI (Youth Mentoring Initiative) is a school-based mentoring program, partnered with the Hamilton Southeastern School District that seeks to empower youth through quality mentoring relationships. Mentors meet one-on-one each week with their mentee to develop a relationship, promote positive and healthy life choices, and reduce risks associated with anti-social behavior and social isolation.


Our Students

YMI mentors over 215 students in grades 5-12 in HSE Schools. Any student can benefit from another caring adult in their life!


Donate to YMI

All YMI mentoring programs are free for students and their families. As a 501©(3) organization, our mission is fueled by generous support from grants, corporate support, and individuals who believe in the power of mentoring. Be part of the change!

Upcoming Events

Events are a great way to stay connected to YMI and support the youth in our community. From trainings to mentor connection events to fundraisers, there’s something for everyone!

Recommend A Student

Know a student who could benefit from a mentor? Recommend them today!

Stories of Impact

“Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.”

– Mentor

“My mentor is just awesome. He’s got to be one of my most trusted adults. I can talk to him about anything because not only will he listen, he’ll give me helpful advice. It’s obvious that he genuinely cares about me.”
– Mentee
“My child absolutely loves the program and his mentor. They have such a great bond. He is also doing so much better in school. This has been a true blessing for my child and. we are very thankful.”
– Guardian