Two young women, American University Law School graduates, launched a Washington, DC program where volunteers are mentoring juveniles, trying to keep them from returning to jail in the future.
The two women had bonded over an unconventional vision: to help young men in jail leave Washington’s juvenile justice system and find their way to productive, fulfilling lives.
Five years later, Mentoring Today now has a solid track record, inspiring mentors to donate more than 1,800 volunteer hours, which have helped more than 30 young men to remake their lives. Last year, the nonprofit raised more than $350,000 from donors and grantmakers to fund its services.
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Brandon graduated HS after his mentoring and enrolled in college