Did You Know?

98% of our matches last 6 months or more.

91% of our matches last 12 months or more.
(Compared to 38% nationally)

Program Goals and Outcomes


The goals of the program are to:  

  • Increase Self-Confidence
  • Improve Academic Achievement
  • Develop Social Skills
  • Reduce Truancy and Absenteeism
  • Reduce Acting Out and Violent Behavior
  • Develop Life Skills
  • Educate about the Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Improve Relationships with Family, Peers, and Other Adults

Evaluations of the Fighting Back Mentor Program have shown that, after one or more years in the program...

  • 69% of our mentees show improvement in their antisocial behavior
  • 71% of our mentees show improvement in their family relationships
  • 66% of our mentees show improvement in their social competence
  • 80% of our mentees show improvement in their gang resistance skills
  • 95% of our mentees show improvement in their substance use
  • 75% of our mentees show improvement in their perception of social support
  • 55% of our mentees showed improvement in their overall GPA