Nurturing organic, culturally responsive, & soulful youth mentorship

One million courageous
youth mentors

Join our thriving, freely accessible learning community of parents, educators, coaches, counselors, mentors, community leaders, nonprofit leaders, and change-makers committed to showing up better – individually and collectively – for our youth.

About Our Program

One Million Courageous Youth Mentors is a free, text message-based learning program and supportive membership community that helps adults realize the true power and promise of their relationships with kids.

When you sign up, you’ll receive one text message a day for three weeks that will teach you new frameworks for showing up wholeheartedly, give you greater clarity about the role you play, and help you develop the skills and courage necessary to build trustworthy relationships with the kids in your life – whether personally or professionally.

When you complete the series, you’ll be invited to take the Courageous Mentors Pledge and join our Courageous Mentors Community platform to connect with others.

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Why This Program Exists

It’s simple, really. Our kids need us. We believe the most impactful mentorship happens naturally in everyday settings. With the right resources and a community of support, we all have the capacity to be great mentors!

What kids need most is for the adults they already interact with on a regular basis to show up for the big and small moments ready to listen deeply, seeking to understand before being understood, and creating trustworthy spaces that help them explore their values, dreams, fears, and passions.

As simple as this all sounds, we often struggle to do this in our adult relationships; and it’s even more challenging to do this for the kids in our lives. Let us repeat: this stuff isn’t easy!

To show up in the best ways consistently takes courage, authenticity, integrity, practice, and a like-minded group of folks who have your back. That’s why we started One Million Courageous Youth Mentors: to support you – in whatever role you play – as you work to be the most positive force for hope and joy you can be for our kids.

How It Works

1

Sign up and learn

Sign up for free and you’ll be enrolled in our 21-Day Courageous Mentorship text series. The course includes content and resources geared towards helping you learn more about the foundational principles that guide our approach for building healthy and trustworthy relationships with kids.

2

Take the pledge

Once you complete the series, you’ll receive a final message asking you to take the Courageous Mentors Pledge, a personal commitment to yourself and your community to live out the lessons you’ve learned and be the positive force the kids in your life need you to be.

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Join the community

After you’ve taken the pledge, you’ll receive an invite to join the Courageous Mentors Community, where you’ll get access to our community platform to engage with others and take part in monthly online gatherings for ongoing practice, connection, and support.

OUR APPROACH: LEARNING AND PRACTICING IN COMMUNITY

Our Foundational Principles

Our Core Values

Bringing joy, hope, and understanding to kids’ lives starts with you. Are you ready to join us?

When you sign up you’ll get lifetime access to our content, community platform, and monthly online gatherings.

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  • 21-DAY, TEXT-BASED "FOUNDATIONS OF COURAGEOUS YOUTH MENTORSHIP" COURSE

    Receive a daily message to learn more about the principles that guide our approach for building healthy and trustworthy relationships with kids.

  • LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE COURAGEOUS MENTORS COMMUNITY PLATFORM

    Engage and connect with like-minded courageous mentors around the country. Start conversations, join special groups based on your background and role, ask questions, and let others know you're here to support them.

  • FACILITATED ONLINE GATHERINGS EACH MONTH FOR PRACTICE AND SUPPORT

    Join facilitated online gatherings every month to nurture support and consistently put the foundational skills you've learned into practice in a communal setting with other courageous mentors.

  • IMPACT IN YOUR INBOX

    Receive impactful stories in your inbox about members of our community around the country demonstrating the transformational power of showing up for kids with in integrity, authenticity, and courage.

"I am convinced that courage is the most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. You can be kind and true and fair and generous and just, and even merciful, occasionally. But to be that thing time after time, you have to really have courage."

Maya Angelou