Mentoring Leaders for Tomorrow

Mentoring Companies

The Problem.

Many of today's urban youth lack the support and guidance from an adequate mentor, resulting in alarming school drop out and incarceration rates.


Mentoring Companies

Our Solution.

Commonwealth has operating partnerships with the following companies that provide mentoring to at-risk youth.


Second Chance 4 Youth

This national mentoring program is dedicated to helping at-risk and incarcerated youth experience the American Dream.


This company helps build long-term, life-changing relationships with Indianapolis urban youth.

One Heart

This initiative provides mentors, education and training programs to incarcerated and probated youth.


Second Chance 4 Youth

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Second Chance 4 Youth is a national mentoring program dedicated to helping at-risk and incarcerated youth experience the American Dream. It is founded on four foundational tenets introduced to the early 1900 Black community by Booker T. Washington. By embracing of these tenets this community, during the 1940’s, 50’s and mid-60’s, led our nation in the growth of its middle class, the commitment of men to marriage, the percentage of entrepreneurs and the percentage of men matriculating from college.

Second Chance 4 Youth is a non-profit service organization founded by Burgess Owens, former All-Pro NFL Super Bowl Champion

America’s high school dropout crisis is one of the surest routes into poverty and prison.  Sagamore Institute identified Elevate as the #1 solution to not only high school competition but poverty alleviation in our nation’s urban public schools. Therefore, Sagamore helped incubate Elevate Indianapolis and continues as an operating partner. 

The One Heart Project was born following an inspiring Texas high school football game between a wealthy and white suburban Christian school and a team from the nearby youth prison.  Watch the video above for the backstory and click on the links to the left to learn more about the mission.