Journey Forward Mentoring supports students of color from low-income households in Dallas who have historically lacked access to higher education. We focus on building relationships that serve students not just now, but long into the future. Our mentors encourage our students to think boldly about their future and provide them with the tools they need to be successful following graduation. Through mentoring, students can learn about not just what steps they needed to pursue higher education, but truly discover their strength and power to determine their own future.
Journey Forward Mentoring first engages with high school students through our Next Gen Mentoring program, pairing participants with local adult volunteers through one-on-one mentorships. We continue to work with our students once they graduate through Edge, our postsecondary bridge program.
We illuminate new paths for students, not telling them where to go. We believe that our students simply need existing possibilities revealed to them as we open doors and point out the opportunities they might have otherwise walked right past.
Since 2014, Leadership Forward continues to be a collaborative effort. At its core, it is an organization built on the support of, and input from, the community, its schools, and parents who share the same passion for opening more doors for our students.