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.)