Our Mission

Our Mission is to foster positive transformation of East Charlotte’s underserved youth through resilience focused mentoring, health promotion and academic enhancement.

Our Vision

Youth thriving in life despite adversity.

The formative and adolescent years can be challenging for youth. Promise Youth Development provides youth a sense of belonging, safety and connectedness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), youth connectedness is an important protective factor for health and well-being and has lasting effects. Our program provides support to youth through consistent authentic mentors, who meet youth where they are, and encourage free expression of ideas and feelings without judgment. This approach allows for organic relationship development between the mentors and youth thereby influencing positive youth transformation.