Children isolated by poverty and their rural locale are being left behind due to Adverse Childhood Experiences.
1 in 8 live at or below the poverty level.
Live at 50% below the poverty level.
Households live in poverty.
Do not finish high school.
WHAT WE DO
We are not a typical mentoring organization-we pay our mentors. We are passionate about working with the most vulnerable children in our communities to empower them to break out of the cycle of poverty. Poverty didn’t become what it is today with an hour a week dedicated to creating it and it won’t be ended that way either. By paying our mentors we can ensure they are spending 40 hours a week dedicated to changing lives. Extraordinary results call for extraordinary measures.
WE START EARLIER
Our mentees start with a full-time mentor in kindergarten or first grade.
WE GO DEEPER
We focus on all areas of growth a child needs to succeed.
WE STAY LONGER
Our mentors stay with their mentees until they graduate high school.
Why are we called Real Champions? Our name uses the Hebrew word ‘champion,’ which is defined as “one who stands in the valley or gap.” In many ways, this is what we do for the children and families we serve – stand in the gap and provide resources and opportunities for them to get to the other side.
Be a part of the change for children!
You can be a part of a child’s team by donating to Real Champions, Inc. Your donation goes directly to the cost of paying our trusted Advocate Mentors so they can continue to provide unwavering support to the children who need our help.