In 2009, John Sowers launched The Mentoring Project in Portland, Oregon, to reach at-risk children, and to end the long lists of children waiting for mentors. Since then, TMP has recruited, trained and matched thousands of mentors in dozens of global cities, mentoring youth who are doing better in school, saying no to drugs and gangs, and doing better socially with friends and at home. For more information, go to: www.thementoringproject.org