I'm a young entrepreneur from Barcelona, Spain and i just discovered your project. I think that empowering the youth by giving them with information and training is the best way to keep them away from social issues as addiction, prostitution and even getting involved into terrorism.
What I'm not so sure about the project is how are you going to connect and discover them? Also, after the mentoring and the training, is it going to be a follow up of them or maybe making some kind of connections with companies or restaurants that may give them job, to make sure thy don't fall again into the bad life habits they came from.
Here in Barcelona we have a Restaurant-Bar called www.mescladis.org It is a non-profit organization and a meeting point between different cultures connecting them through food workshops, and also fighting against social exclusion by giving those people work.
Keep on working on the project, I think that is vital that someone cares about the youth in this way, by opening them to new opportunities.