Hillsborough County Public Schools is on SUMMER HOURS until Friday, July 28, 2017. Our Summer Office Hours are 7 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Schools and district offices are CLOSED on Friday during Summer Hours. The District will return to regular business hours Monday, July 31, 2017.
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Every Kid Should Have an Adult to Turn to: Join the Movement, Become a Mentor

Mentoring allows adults and youth to talk about relationships in real life. Mentors are a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions that ultimately lead to improved opportunities and connections, which has an impact in real life. Student's benefit from having a mentor in some of the the following ways:

  • Mentoring has an impact In Real Life.
  • Students who have mentors are more likely to stay in school.
  • Having a mentor empowers young people to make smart choices that put them on a path to making better life decisions.
  • Mentoring builds relationships that are as meaningful for the mentor as they are for the young person

A summary of findings from a national study on mentoring can be found below. Click here to read the full report.

  • 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.
  • 81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.
  • More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team.
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities.
  • Nearly nine in ten respondents who had a mentor said they are now interested in becoming mentors.
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