The Mission of M.U.S.T.: to find responsible African American men in college who are in their early to mid 20s to help spring kids free from the hardest generational cycles of poverty through long-term paid mentoring.
M.U.S.T. believes the need of the hour in the urban core is positive male role models. M.U.S.T. finds positive male role models in their early to mid twenties who grew up in difficult environments and who now want to go to get their higher education. They are paired for four years with youth who are in danger of dropping out of high school. M.U.S.T. realizes that, for some, it takes a few years to realize college might be the answer. Mentors get the help they need to finish their higher education and youth get a positive male role model who grew up in a similar environment to themselves. Youth begin to think… “He comes from the same place I do. If he can do it… so can I!”