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Our Impact

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While it is still early to measure the full impact of `A`ALI`I Mentoring's program, AM's first two cohorts of Mentees show early positive outcomes aligning with our goals:

2021–22 "AM1" Cohort: 


  • Pilot program Launched in August 2021, completed in May 2022

  • 7 Mentees: 5 female and 2 male, ages 18–20

  • 7 Mentors: 6 female and 1 male, ages 50–60

  • 10-month Program Completion: 100%

  • Post-program Year 1 (2022-23):

    • Retention:  57% completed academic year at KCC or UH Manoa​

    • Mentoring Relationship: 86% (6/7) continued to engage/meet with Mentor post-program

    • Engagement to `A`ALI`I Mentoring: 86% (4/7) continued to participate/engage with AM staff

  • Post-program Year 2 (2023-24)

The pilot's aims were to test and refine AM's unique programming and confirm its positive impact, specifically that:

  • Mentoring relationships enhance academic performance and persistence

  • Mentoring relationships help young people explore and prepare for a variety of career pathways

  • Group program activities, including personal finance, career readiness, and interpersonal development help young people navigate adulthood with more knowledge and confidence

  • Mentees and Mentors alike find the experience mutually valuable and rewarding

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