Preparing Kids to Launch in Life — Confident, Capable, and Kind

Meet Your Guides

The Cathermans are passionate about building up the next generation by investing in mentoring relationships to enhance their skills, character, confidence and abilities. Together they founded 1M Mentoring, a program used in schools across the US.

Their expertise is sought out nationally by educators, parents, youth leaders, and mentors.

Tools for teens and the mentors who guide them.

Less Transition Stress. More Student Success.

Most students (and parents!) feel anxious and unprepared for the transition between elementary and middle school. The Ultimate Middle School Survival Guide offers student-tested, teacher-approved life skills for success in middle school that every kid will actually read!



Are you a youth leader, educator, mentor, or parent? Connect with the Cathermans about speaking at your upcoming event.

Raising Them Ready Podcast for Parents

A podcast for all parents, grandparents, and guardians raising kids ages 2 to 22. Join family man, career sociologist, and bestselling author Jonathan Catherman and his expert guests as they discuss practical age-and-ability-appropriate ways to prepare your kids to launch and thrive in the everyday demands of life.



Lifeskills and character developmental resources for parents, mentors, coaches, and educators.

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