MIKE Program in the classroom

MIKE Program for Youth

MIKE Program’s mission is to prepare youth to be health leaders so they can meet their potential of vibrant good health. We team youth with near-aged caring adults as mentors in a comprehensive hands-on health science program. MIKE focuses on young people ages 14-21 with a strong focus on low-resource schools and communities. MIKE has successfully mentored more than 1,050 young people since its first small group of seven youth at the YO! Center in Portland in 2001.

MIKE Program for Mentors

MIKE Program offers a unique educational, professional and community outreach program for caring adults who want to improve health outcomes for youth. MIKE recruits, screens, trains and places mentors inside the classrooms with high school teens. MIKE mentors gain valuable experience and insight working directly with youth in a cooperative learning environment. Mentors are supported by MIKE staff as they develop skills in youth development. MIKE mentors foster healthy relationships as role models, guides and academic ambassadors.

For more information about becoming a mentor, click here.