MENTORSHIP FACTS

  • "More than one in three young people and estimated 16 million never had an adult mentor of any kind (structured or "naturally occurring") while they were growing up. This population includes an estimated 9 million at-risk youth who will reach age 19 without ever having a mentor-- and who are therefore less likely to graduate high school, go on to college, and lead healthy and productive lives“ (Oscar & Ross, 2016). "Developing relationships with caring and supportive adults through mentoring is a key tool through which we can help these young people achieve their dreams. The promise of a generation depends on our efforts to reconnect these young people to education and career opportunities."  
    -Melody Barnes
    Chair, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions
  • "A students ABCs- attendance, behavior, and course performance in English and Math-are highly predictive of his or her likelihood to graduate from high school and go on to succeed in college. These ABCs can also signal early signs of trouble that a student is falling off the graduation path. A high quality mentoring relationship can be a game changer for these students."
    Dr. Robert Balfanz
    Director of the Everyone Graduates Center at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, John Hopkins University
  • "Virtually every aspect of human development is fundamentally shaped by interpersonal relationships. So it stands to reason that when close and caring relationships are placed at the center of youth intervention, as is the case in mentoring programs, the conditions for healthy development are ripe."
    Dr. Jean Rhodes
    Director, MENTOR/University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
  • "When young people are connected to caring adults, communities do well."
    Mark Edwards
    Executive Director, Opportunity Nation

Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization that provides free and responsible mentorship services which would include the following: Traditional mentoring (one adult to one young person); group mentoring (one adult to up to four young people); team mentoring (several adults working with small groups of young people, with an adult-to-youth ratio not greater than 1:4); peer mentoring (caring youth mentoring other youth); and e-mentoring (mentoring via e-mail and the Internet).

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