OUR MISSION: WORLDWIDE SELF-RELIANCE THROUGH EDUCATION AND MENTORING
We empower individuals and communities worldwide to lift themselves from generational poverty and become self-reliant, model citizens.
In October 2019, Mentors International and Lifting Generations, two leading mentoring organizations, merged their international and domestic operations, creating one of the largest nonprofit organizations focused on empowering, mentoring, and teaching the world’s poor.
We are taking the best of both organizations and creating an innovative and world-class mentoring and educational organization that will help teach and empower the poor on their journey towards sustainable self-reliance.
About the Merger [Video]:
SELF-RELIANCE POSITIVELY EFFECTS FAMILIES FOR GENERATIONS
It’s been said that if you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day– but if you teach a man to fish you’ll feed him for a lifetime.
Being involved with Lifting Generations means you help “teach people to fish”. Our committment is to provide a lasting solution to end poverty. Clients in our programs take classes to learn employable skill sets, then receive 12 – 18 months of mentoring to find a job or start a business, begin building a savings and paying off debt. Our students and mentoring clients end up lifting others along the way.
WE COMBINE 3 UNIQUE METHODS THAT CREATE LASTING CHANGE
SERVICE AS A "CURRENCY"
Students and clients “pay” for their education by serving in their community to earn “Service Currency”. Each student must complete 40 hours of service prior to receiving their certificate of completion.
Each step of the way our clients are learning to become self-reliant with a supportive community of teachers, classmates and mentors.
ONLINE AND CLASSROOM EDUCATION
KNOWLEDGE EMPOWERS PEOPLE TO CHANGE THEMSELVES AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
A student in our program can complete courses in English, Advanced English, Sales and Customer Service, Computer Skills, Graphic Design or Enterprise Creation. Afterwards they graduate to a 12 – 18 month mentoring partnership.
ONE ON ONE MENTORING
Clients are mentored on how to track income and expenses, pay off debt, and set aside money for savings each month. They learn how to find and secure a job or how to start thier own small business.
In 2019 every $1.00 donated created $5.04 of economic impact for families.
With a combined 30 years of experience we have developed methods proven to create results for families and communities.
I have been to Latin America and have met with both participants and administrators there. I have seen first-hand the unique and powerful way in which we are blessing and changing lives by providing such opportunities for these wonderful people. I would like to see thousands, even millions more experience the same.”