Influence a life.
Impact the future.

Teach One to Lead One is a community mentoring program that teaches Universal Principles to lead students into a life of purpose and potential.

Hope Mentors

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You can be the one that makes the difference

Watch these stories about how mentors have significant impact on students’ lives. 

We offer hope through:

Certified Mentors

We provide certified mentors from the community who partner with public schools, juvenile courts, and other youth-oriented groups.

Proven Curriculum

We deliver a curriculum -based program that helps a generation of students at risk solve the challenges they face. 

Measurable Results

We guarantee measurable results that improve attitudes, academics, and attendance at school.


Treat others with respect in all situations.


Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is looking.


Show self-control in order to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle


Demonstrate courage even in the face of self-doubt and fear.

Our communities are shaped by our beliefs about ourselves and how we treat others. Many students not only face constant negative influences everywhere but have no one that cares enough about them to teach them what their life could be like.


Exercise excellence as a habit and a consistent part of your life.


Balance your self-confidence with healthy doses of humility.


Show great compassion for those less fortunate than yourself.


Contribute to teamwork and reap the benefits as well.


Generate enthusiasm in yourself and others towards a positive purpose.


A person of honor consistently makes the right choices.

Kids Impacted
Different States


You probably see children and teens in your neighborhood or favorite shopping plaza. When you see them, do you ever stop and think about what they will be like in 8 or 10 years? With depression, suicide rates, and school shootings dramatically increasing among our students, we must act now.
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Be a Hope Mentor

Be a Hope Mentor

Maybe you have been through something in your past that if you only had someone to look up to wouldn’t have happened. Maybe you want to help shape our communities for the future. Whatever your reason for wanting to help today’s troubled students, we offer a structured way for you to gain access to the schools and teach them real-life principles.

Just because you are busy and on the go, doesn’t mean you can’t Impact the Upcoming Generation. Mobile mentor is an app that matches you with a small group of students, teaches the T1L1 principles, and allows you to discuss these truths Anytime and Anywhere.
Teach One to Lead One Chapters

Teach One to Lead One Chapters

We currently have 8 chapters of the program serving all over the united states. These chapters all have their own unique culture but teach consistent life principles and maintain the same proven process.

10 Universal Principles that can change a student's life.

Stop wondering how this world is going to change and do something that matters in a student’s future.


Thoughts from our community

Fun, Fund Raiser

Inspiring Back to School Fundraiser

Central Indiana’s Teach One to Lead One® (T1L1) Chapter welcomed the new school year with an exciting fundraising event, thanks to the dedicated efforts of

High school young student writing to notebook in class lecture
Kids in Need

Navigating Today’s Challenges

by Dr. Lori Maldonado In today’s dynamic digital landscape, our teens are embarking on a journey teeming with opportunities for growth and positive transformations! However,


Hope Mentors in Action

Teach One to Lead One (T1L1) Hope Mentors inspire and bring a much-needed perspective to students. Here’s how most T1L1 high school students responded this


Israel-Hamas War Impact: Navigating Turbulence

In our current global climate, we are witnessing firsthand the impact of the violent conflict between Israel and Hamas on our children and youth. It’s a relentless storm of distressing news that has inevitably taken a toll on their mental health. As parents, educators, and mentors, we face an important question: How can we best respond to these troubling circumstances?



As we write this message on behalf of the Teach One to Lead One (T1L1) Board of Directors to you, your dedication to our mission is at the forefront of our thoughts. We are deeply grateful for your partnership in achieving our much-needed work. Mentoring thousands of students is only possible with your commitment and support. Thank you!

Help Students Avoid

Top 10 Tips to be a great Hope Mentor

Dropping out of school

Social media making up their own values

Mental Health Issues

Become ineffective parents

Disruptive Society

You may be the only hope they meet

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