With the support of generous sponsors, donors and volunteers, we have begun the transformation of thousands of lives. Every mentor trained transforms the lives of their mentees, as well as their families and their workplace.

200+ Mentors Trained

8+ States Served

5000+ Youth Engaged and Nurtured

Thousands of Families Benefitted

Case Studies & Testimonials

Our programs have been universally praised by both parents and youth.


Nine year old Khady from Senegal had been in the US for 5 years, but was still being bullied at school. “I can’t wait to be old enough to get a gun – then they’ll respect me” he told me one afternoon. With the benefit of a mentor, today he is on track to graduate with honors.

“I have complete confidence, and I see results that IYDE will help my children grow as honest and well-rounded individuals.”

IYDE Parent

“It’s like they know us, cuz they have more than just lectures, like stuff we want to do is in there, too.”

Youth Participant