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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.