Quick Facts

  • walter-p-5th-grade-2014Acts4Youth's mentoring program focuses on developing the “missing pieces to adulthood”: character, social skills, emotional maturity, and faith.
  • Acts4Youth currently partners with Guilford, Walter P. Carter, and Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle Schools. Additional schools have expressed interest in the program, and we are hoping to start a new program at another school next school year.
  • 105 students were involved in the Acts4Youth program in the 2015/2016 school year. With the addition of the girls’ program, 130 students are expected to be involved in the program during the 2016/2017 school year.
  • From 2008 through the summer of 2015, only boys participated in the program, but in fall 2015 a separate girls program was started at Walter P. Carter for girls in 4th and 5th The girls’ program will expand by one grade each year, so that in the 2022/23 school year it will extend from 4th to 12th grade.
  • The girls’ and boys’ programs operate separately because Acts4Youth believes that boys and girls have different personal and social development needs.
  • In the communities where the children in the program live….
    • The average annual household income is less than $25,000.
    • More than 70% of the households are headed by a single parent, usually a female
    • Over 40% of the youths have had at least one adult family member charged with a crime
  • More than 80% of the students who were in the elementary school program continued with the program in middle school. Likewise, more than 80% of the students who were in the middle school program continued with the program in high school.
  • Acts4Youth embraces a worldview based on  traditional Christian values and teachings that stresses the importance of a relationship with God.