About us

ABOUT US

Mission

TIF's mission is to create positive and supportive mentor relationships for youth ages 7-21, through a structured site-based model.

Vision

TIF believes that the presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life increases self-esteem, strengthens relationships with peers and adults, improves academic performance and attendance, and helps combat school drop-out. Research increasingly indicates that children who succeed, despite often enormous personal, economic or social obstacles, do so because of caring, competent adults who believe in them. Mentoring outcomes are reciprocal: mentors attest to enhanced self image and self esteem, fulfilling expression of personal values and accrue cultural capital and a diverse perspective.

Model

TIF is a structured, site-based, mentoring organization that began as the first state-sponsored, school-based, one-on-one mentoring program in the country in 2019.

SUCCESS STORIES

I feel hopeful for the first time...

Quay and his family were a part of our mentoring, and homeless youth programs.

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I feel empowered for the first time...

Shawn helped me design a path out of the hood, out of high school, Chicago, through college, and into adulthood.

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I feel successful for the first time...

I'm so thankful for the help I received.

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OUR SERVICES

We will offer an array of programs & services geared towards serving the community. More details to come.

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MENTORING & ADVOCACY

Our Mentoring and Advocacy program (MAP) will provide mentors to at risk youth. This program will serve as a medium through which those youth will be guided in a positive direction.

LIFE SKILLS

We will provide life skills training to our youth.

MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Our BH services will provide youth with the therapeutic support needed to support any mental or behavioral health diagnoses.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

We believe in training and developing leaders. We will do so through our 7-tiered system.

HOMELESSNESS

We will provide resources to those youth that are classified as homeless.

JUVENILE JUSTICE

We will advocate on behalf of our youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system.

SHAWN REAVES

SHAWN REAVES

Founder, and Executive Director

AKARI MUHISANI

AKARI MUHISANI

Board of Directors

NIGEL LEWIS

NIGEL LEWIS

Board of Directors

MARK HARRIS

MARK HARRIS

Director of STEM

ADONIS DUCRE

ADONIS DUCRE

Board of Directors

JERRY HUTCHINSON

JERRY HUTCHINSON

Motivational Speaker

VONDRELL PHILLIPS

VONDRELL PHILLIPS

Veteran's Affairs Director

KEY POINTS

PROJECT COMPLETED
VOLUNTEERS
DONORS
MILLION DOLLAR RAISED

OUR SPONSORS

Donations are greatly appreciated.

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