M.U.S.T. envisions a world in which Black males are free to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

Mentoring is a M.U.S.T.

Liberating Black Males through Mentoring

M.U.S.T.’s mission is to provide a space for Black males to liberate themselves through mentoring.

5 Minute Documentary

The Results

After serving the most vulnerable Black male youth in Seattle since 2012, M.U.S.T. has produced outstanding results.

The estimated Social Return on Investment (ROI) is 7.71.


Black HS Graduation Rate (5yrs) MUST (Seattle 73%)


College Graduation


Estimated Net Lifetime Value

How the community describes M.U.S.T.

COVID-19 Response

As of October 2022, our updated COVID-19 Response,

As Seattle prepares to lift the Emergency COVID-19 proclamation, M.U.S.T. is still focused on the safety and health of our employees, volunteers, mentees, and their families. With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in the United States and the new BA.5 Omicron strain emerged, we at M.U.S.T. are actively and continually educating ourselves and staying updated on CDC guidelines and state protocols. The safety of our mentees and mentors and staff is critically important to us, and the executive team has come together to mandate some safety measures going forward for ALL STAFF & participants.

Transportation - Masks are optional while driving in vehicles by both mentors and mentees.  However, we are taking extra guidelines, when weather permits, our mentors will drive with two windows down to ensure airflow. All vehicles will be equipped with hand sanitizer to provide to mentees as they enter and leave the mentor’s vehicle.

Cleaning and Sanitizing - Before picking up and after youth drop-off, M.U.S.T. staff will clean and sanitize their vehicle by wiping the seats and door handles with sanitizing wipes or spraying with disinfectant spray.

Masks - masks are optional at all M.U.S.T. events and we respect anyone’s personal decision to wear or not wear a mask. We ask all participants and employees if they are feeling sick to stay home if possible and if not to mask up around each other.

We are keeping a close eye on the new BA.5 Omicron variant and the safety of our staff and mentees remains our top priority.

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Siobhan Gordon

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