It’s National Mentoring Month!
We all know that a caring, trustworthy adult can make the difference in a young person’s life. You can be that difference when you sign up to be a volunteer or coach at your local chapter!
4.5 million – The number of at-risk young people who are matched in mentoring relationships through mentoring programs.
10.5 million – The number of at-risk young people who have informal mentoring relationships with teachers, coaches, extended family members or neighbors.
Despite this positive trend, a new report “The Mentoring Effect” has found that one in three young people will reach adulthood without connecting with a mentor of any kind.
Young people with mentors report higher educational aspirations and enrollment into post-secondary education, as well as greater engagement in positive activities.
Find out more about volunteering today! Contact a chapter near you to find out how you can inspire young people to discover their individual potential!