Unlocking potential. Preventing homelessness.
It Starts With You is an adult mentoring program focused on preventing homelessness in North Texas. By partnering with social services organizations, community colleges, food banks and other area resources, we’re able to help participants connect with specialized help to meet immediate needs. And by offering a mentoring program staffed with volunteers who’ve experienced some of the same struggles as our mentees, we have a valuable opportunity to shape positive outcomes through the element of accountability.
We work closely with participants to help them overcome obstacles and build on the momentum of their successes — whether it’s earning a GED, getting a better job, moving out on their own or setting their sights on higher education.
Our Core Values
- Unconditional willingness to help
- Start with the person in the mirror
- Those who have the ability have the responsibility
- Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination
- The sky is the limit
- Do not despise the days of small beginnings
We believe in the investment our mentees are making in their future. Their commitment is what inspires us to want to help, and it is our promise to be supportive along the journey. We see potential in everyone and will make every attempt to unlock and maximize it.
If you’re looking to make a change, start by looking into the mirror. Bettering ourselves is the only thing we can control. The best way to change the world is from the inside out, starting with ourselves and being a role model for what we wish to see.
It is our duty to take what we have learned and educate, demonstrate, guide, and enable others. We are capable of making a huge impact, and It Starts With You.
This is the most important question for both mentors and mentees to answer. Why are you doing what you do? We all need purpose and direction, and it starts with understanding what motivates you.
Every step we take is leading us toward something bigger and better. As we achieve our goals, we will see that it is only a milestone on our path to success.
There are no restrictions on how high we can reach. We encourage and support each other along the way toward individual goals and aspirations.
We are all on this journey together, no matter where we start. One day at a time, we will work toward our dreams and embrace the path that leads us there.
Meet our founding board members
Chairman of the Board
Unleashing the power of potential
Our logo is inspired by the physics symbol for potential energy — energy at rest that can be activated by applying work. When we work our potential, we energize our opportunities.