Mentors are caring adults who are dedicated to helping improve the well-being of young people by being a role model and someone that helps support them academically and socially. Youth with mentors are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in a postsecondary program.
Who Can be
Any adult who has time & a sincere desire to be involved in a young person’s life. They must also care about children’s interest and be willing to develop a relationship of trust.
Who Can Have
This is a referral based, pilot program for 5th grade students at IJ Holton Intermediate School.
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Mentoring provides a consistent supportive adult in the life of the mentee. For young people who lack support, having a mentor means having a trusted adult they can turn to when they need it.
Research shows that mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol or drugs, skip school, or fight. They report feeling better about schoolwork, show gains in performance and get along better with parents and peers.