8 REASONS MENTORS MATTER 

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Did you know 1 out of 3 youth will grow up without a mentor? Change this statistic by becoming a positive role-model for a high school aged student at

The U School in North Philadelphia.

Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are: 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

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A study showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

Mentoring, at its core, guarantees youth that there is someone who cares about them. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. (Mentoring.org )

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Mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.  (Mentoring.org )

Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

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Young Adults Who Were At-Risk for Falling Off Track But Had a Mentor Are:

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college

  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly

  • 90% are interested in becoming a mentor

  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions. (Mentoring Impact)

Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are: 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

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