Welcome to StandOUT Youth Mentoring Program INC.
At StandOUT, our mission is to shift the trajectory of the lives of youth by developing strong decision-making skills through mentorship. Founded in 2018 by Andrea Gonzales, our program is dedicated to empowering the next generation to unlock their potential and pursue a brighter future.
Who we serve:
At StandOUT Youth Mentoring Program INC., we are dedicated to serving middle and high school youth in Northwest Houston. Our program is designed to provide them with the guidance and support they need to thrive and make meaningful choices for a brighter future.
Our Approach: The 4 P’s – Purpose, Principles, Planning, Progress
At StandOUT, we follow a four-step approach called the 4 P’s: Purpose, Principles, Planning, and Progress. Through this framework, we guide our youth towards discovering their purpose, building a foundation of strong principles, setting attainable goals through planning, and continuously making progress towards their dreams.
Peer Mentorship for Lasting Impact
Our program is built on the power of peer mentorship. We pair middle and high school youth with mentors who are at least three years older, creating a dynamic support system that fosters growth, understanding, and lifelong connections.
Weekly Sessions at the MI3 Center
Every Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM, our youth and mentors gather at the MI3 Center for two hours of transformational mentoring and recreational activities. The first hour is dedicated to one-on-one mentoring sessions, where our mentors provide guidance, support, and a listening ear to help our youth navigate challenges and seize opportunities. The second hour is a time for free play and camaraderie on the court, fostering friendships and teamwork.
Join Us in Making a Difference
At StandOUT, we believe that every young person deserves the chance to thrive and succeed. If you’re passionate about empowering youth and making a positive impact in your community, we invite you to join us as a mentor, volunteer, or supporter. Together, let’s create a brighter future for the youth of Northwest Houston.
Youth mentoring programs can make a significant impact on the lives of young people by providing guidance, support, and positive role models.
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