In your Scholar's daily life, by being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can offer advice, share life their experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges.
Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are:
46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.
Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are:
81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not.
Studies show that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (
The Role of Risk, 2013
Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them.
Never underestimate the power of Mentoring!!!