CHOSEN exists to pair trained mentors with at-risk youth in Alaska.
Every CHOSEN mentee is provided a team of two mentors and the commitment of CHOSEN as an organization to help meet needs where any opportunity gaps arise. This unique approach to mentorship provides stable connection and a support system of healthy relationships that walk with each youth through any life circumstance.
Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college. In addition to better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, mentored youth maintain better attitudes toward school. (SOURCE: The Mentoring Effect, 2014; The Role of Risk, 2013)
Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are: 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. (SOURCE: Public/Private Ventures Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)