Our Mentoring Model
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.
Over a period of 10 years our mentoring model only served the most vulnerable Black males in Seattle public schools. Our outcomes compared to those of their peers have been outstanding.
HS School Graduation for Youth
College Graduation for Mentors
Caring and adults who equip and refresh the Mentors.
Young adults who also grew up in care are paid to be mentors to youth currently in care.
High school aged youth currently in care are mentored by someone who also grew up in care.
Once a week during the school year mentors and youth have breakfast together before school. Mentor and youth talk about life, school, grades and some of the Route 21 curriculum.
Twice a month the whole cohort does group outings like movies, go karts and paintball. The group time together makes memories, forms trusted bonds and helps relieve the pressures of life.
Quarterly the cohort does independent life skill lessons like doing your laundry, cooking, finances and social queues. These sessions are helping build an on ramp to a self sustaining adulthood.
Route 21 is working on putting 1,000 years of experience into it’s new curriculum. 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