Mentors Make a Difference
Mentoring is based on the belief that all children have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children get the support they need to thrive. Research tells us that nearly half of the population of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years old do not have a caring adult mentor to encourage and support them. Without caring adults, these youth could make choices and decisions that could undermine their futures, but in the long run, undermine the well-being of our whole nation.
Mentors can help:
- improve attitudes about peers, parents, and teachers;
- encourage students be motivated and focused on school;
- provide positive activities for free time;
- help youth face daily challenges; and
- provide exposure to possible careers.
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