OUR STORY

In 1988, Dr. Curt Rhodes founded Questscope, an International NGO serving at-risk youth in the Middle East. The key to Questscope’s approach was partnering with local community leaders and organizations to identify and address the greatest needs of youth. By enabling community feedback to drive the research and program development, an innovative mentoring model emerged that both empowered youth and transformed the communities.

 

In 2006, Stefan Van Voorst was introduced to Questscope’s mentoring program on a trip to Amman, Jordan. Experiencing Questscope’s impact through the stories of youth and staff inspired Stefan to implement the same mentoring model in the Twin Cities.

 

In the summer of 2011, Stefan began conversations with North View Middle School in Brooklyn Park. The goal was to develop a mentoring program that would provide support to students struggling within the school environment. These conversations were the catalyst for creating One2One.

 

Five years later, One2One has matched over 400 young people with mentors and has current programs at North View Middle School, Brooklyn Middle STEAM School, and Crest View Elementary in Brooklyn Park.

 

We believe intentional relationships create

change and build communities.

ONE2ONE STAFF

Rachael Dashiell

Program Coordinator

 

Stefan Van Voorst

Executive Director

Katie Maldeis

Site Director

"I appreciate that my mentor was always there and was a great listener."

 

-ONE2ONE STUDENT

STUDENT

IMPACT

One2One utilizes The Holistic Student Assessment (HSA), a tool developed by the PEAR Institute at McLean Hospital and Harvard University. The HSA was developed to better support the social and emotional well-being of youth.  The self-report tool focuses on behaviors, beliefs and relationships by measuring development within three broad domains: Resiliencies, Relationships and Learning/School Engagement.

of One2One students

reported improvement in their relationships with adults

of One2One students

reported improved relationships with their peers

“My mentor helps me with my problems and fighting my fears.” -STUDENT

 

“My favorite thing about One2One is knowing that you have

someone to look up to.” -STUDENT

 

“One2One taught me that if I set my mind to it I can achieve it.” -STUDENT

 

“At One2One, I learned that I’m a good person.” -STUDENT

 

“In One2One, I’ve seen students believing in themselves and

trusting themselves to be able to succeed.” -TEACHER

 

“Our students started caring more about their grades and they

were more receptive to help from their teachers.” -TEACHER

MENTOR

IMPACT

One2One utilizes The Holistic Student Assessment (HSA), a tool developed by the PEAR Institute at McLean Hospital and Harvard University. The HSA was developed to better support the social and emotional well-being of youth.  The self-report tool focuses on behaviors, beliefs and relationships by measuring development within three broad domains: Resiliencies, Relationships and Learning/School Engagement.

of students reported their mentors became more

patient over the course of

the school year.

of students said their mentors became better listeners over the course of the year.

“Mentoring with One2One has made me more confident.”

 

“One2One is very welcoming. There’s a sense of motivation to succeed among the group.”

 

“The strengths of One2One are inclusivity and giving kids

someone who will be there to listen to them.”

 

“I learned a lot about myself and loving myself for who I am.”

 

“At One2One I learned to be more understanding and open to different situations.”

 

“I learned how to be more compassionate towards people.”

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