Street Poets takes a gift-centered approach to our mentoring work, recognizing that each young person is born with his or her own unique gift to share with the world. At Street Poets, we create spaces in which those gifts can be seen and celebrated. While there are individual mentoring relationships that evolve naturally within our community, most of our mentoring work is done in teams through which we provide guidance, healing opportunities and access to resources for our young people. Street Poets’ mentoring model helps to address the practical challenges that arise in the lives of our youth and alumni while nurturing their evolution as human beings.