Mentoring Month 2015
Mentoring Works

National Mentoring Month provides an opportunity to celebrate and honor the importance of quality mentoring programs!

Young people participating in quality mentoring programs are more pkely to do better in school and have aspirations for college and career; they’re more equipped to make responsible decisions and model good behavior; and they’re more likely to be productive and engaged citizens – all key factors in building stronger communities!

Mentoring, when done right, has been shown to give young people the tools to make responsible decisions and avoid risky behavior – making communities safer through reduced juvenile crime.

Young people who were at-risk for not completing high school but who had a mentor reported higher educational aspirations and matriculation into post-secondary education, as well as greater engagement in positive activities.

Mentoring Month 2015
school

74%

grades

maintained or improved his/her grades in school

93%

highschool

believe they will
graduate high school

87%

college

believe that they will
go onto and graduate
from college

76%

attendence

improved or stayed
the same in their
school attendance

Self Esteem

85%

scholastic

improved or stayed
the same in their
feelings of scholastic competency

86%

social

felt confident in their social acceptance

90%

parents

maintained or had improvement in their relationship with
their parent(s)

Risk Attitudes

97%

avoiding

were competent in avoiding risky behaviors like tobacco, drugs and alcohol use

99%

violence

were competent
in avoiding
peer violence

99%

arrest

reported that they
had not been
arrested for a crime, offense, or violation