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Youth Mentorship and Some Statistics That Follow Featured

Aug 24, 2018

Let's dive into youth mentorship. What does it actually do to help our youth?

It helps them find more self-confidence, self esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. Additionally, studies show that behavior, attitudes, and relationships improve when a youth has a mentor. Mentors help children grow and close the social and/or economic opportunity.

Mentorship Stats
According to MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, children at risk who had a mentor were:

55% more likely to enroll in college
52% less likely to skip school
37% less likely to skip class
78% more likely to volunteer regularly
90% interested in become a mentor themselves
130% more likely to hold leadership positions

Youth who had a mentor also showed a better attitude towards school.

Regular meetings between mentor and student saw that youth were:
46% less likely to use drugs
27% less likely to drink
81% more likely to participate in extracurricular activities

Last modified on Friday, 24 August 2018 12:27