Good Kenyan connects volunteer mentors of good standing in the Kenyan society with our young and vulnerable youth to invest in their personal growth and transform their life trajectory. We carefully vet and match each young person with a mentor aligned in their career interests to create a relationship for ongoing learning and personal development. This grounds the youth in a realistic understanding of what it takes to drive and build a career path and also provides experientially based advice on navigating challenges along the way. Mentorship can be seen as the thread which ties all aspects of our program together, as it addresses the poverty-related psychological barriers of self-worth and self-efficacy. Mentorship becomes the pathway through which our youth can visualize and action on a plan for their futures. It provides the tangible practice, skill-building, psychological preparation and empowerment that cannot be accessed in a standard classroom alone.