Why Mentoring Matters
Mentoring guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
The Benefits of Being Mentored
Young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are:
- 55% more likely to enroll in college 55% 55%
- 78% more likely to volunteer regularly 78% 78%
- 90% are interested in becoming a mentor 90% 90%
- 130% more likely to hold leadership positions in school 130% 130%