BUILDING LEADERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLAZING PATHS

ONE BEAUTY AT A TIME.

When a mentor intervenes in a child’s life,

%

More Likely to Enroll in College

%

More likely to volunteer regularly.

%

Are interested in becoming a mentor

%

More likely to hold leadership positions, personally, professionally and academically.

Benefits of mentoring for youth

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

(MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009)

Benefits of mentoring for adults

  • Increased self-esteem
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Creation of network of volunteers insight into childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood
  • Increased patience and improved supervisory skills

(U.S. Department of Labor, n.d.)