Why Mentoring Matters

Mentoring, at its core, 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.

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%