Hope For Tomorrow Mentoring Program

Empowering Teens In Life and Work.

Hope for Tomorrow

For 27 years, Hope for Tomorrow has been a non-profit organization that empowers middle school students to achieve their full potential through mentoring. We are thrilled by the positive impact that our mentors and students have on each other. Our program brings together adult volunteers and students from diverse backgrounds in 11 chapters across seven schools. Together, they work on developing life skills that will help our students succeed in high school and beyond.

We are grateful for the support of our school communities who share our vision and mission. We also appreciate the generous donations from various partners, such as Post Consumer Brands Better Together Employee Foundation, who recently gave $1,500 to support our program. (Post employees are the mentors at our Lakeville Kenwood Trail Middle School chapter.)

Program highlights for our students are the corporate and secondary school visits. These visits allow our students to apply the knowledge from Hope sessions and to imagine their potential futures. In the 2023/2024 school year, we visited organizations such as Cargill, Blue Cross Blue Shield MN, and Post Consumer Brands. Our school visits have included the University of Minnesota, Normandale Community College, and Dunwoody College of Technology.

We also take pride in our program’s scholarship awards that we offer to participants in the alumni Hope for Tomorrow program who are finishing high school. This year, six students from Bloomington Kennedy High School got scholarships. This is the 13th year that the Bloomington chapter has given scholarships to our alumni.

We invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of our students and mentors. You can become a mentor for the fall of 2024 and help us shape the future of our youth. If you are interested, please click Become a Mentor to learn more. If mentoring is not your calling, you can still help us by spreading the word to your friends and family who might be interested. You can also consider a financial donation to help us continue to bring this program to more schools within our communities.

Thank you for your interest and support of Hope for Tomorrow.

Best Wishes,

Deb DuChene
Chair, Board of Directors

Youth Mentoring Programs

Our Mission & Program

Hope for Tomorrow empowers young teens to realize their full personal and academic potential by reinforcing critical life skills through mentoring relationships with caring adults.

Hope for Tomorrow is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota. Monthly educational and experiential sessions focused on building life skills needed for success are held at partner schools. Mentors guide middle school students to help them gain confidence in making decisions and taking actions that will lead to a successful transition to high school – and beyond.

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Why Become a Mentor?

A mentor is genuinely interested in helping another person improve as a person. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term. 

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