A positive mentor can change and, in some cases, save a young person’s life. Yet many kids today don’t have any positive adult figures in their lives. Young people who meet regularly with a mentor are 38 percent more likely to graduate on time, 55 percent more likely to enroll in college and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions.
The National Youth Mentoring Initiative administered through the Department of Justice recognizes this need and supports efforts by Boys & Girls Clubs to provide positive adult mentors to help kids and teens have a brighter future. Having steady, positive influences at key times in a child’s life can lead to increased confidence and self-esteem, improved academic performance and relationships, and can help a child realize their true potential.
To learn more about Youth Mentoring, view an in-depth breakdown here.
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