Route 21: A mentoring on-ramp to a connected future. 

Mission: Find young adults who grew up in foster care to be paid and supported to mentor youth who were or are in care.

Vision: Youth aging out of foster care who are prepared to reach their highest potential.

Our Unique and Effective Mentoring Model

The Route 21 mentoring model has been refined over a period of 10 years while serving the most vulnerable and underserved youth.
It has proven outcomes to show its effectiveness.

"Pit Crew"

A team that helps refresh, equip and care for the Mentor.


Young adults who also grew up in care are paid to be a mentor to youth currently in care.


High school aged youth who were or are in care are mentored by someone who grew up in care themselves.

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1,000 YEARS

Route 21 is working on putting 1,000 years of experience into it’s new curriculum to tailor to the needs of youth in care. The advice is coming from youth in care, those that grew up in care, foster care parents and those who work in the field. Do you know someone in one of those four categories? We would love to meet them and learn from their experiences. Contact Us

Years So Far



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30% of homeless people
grew up in foster care.


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18% of prisoners grew
up in foster care.

* See our statistics page for references.