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To conduct a high-quality, evidence-based mentoring program forming supportive, positive adult/adolescent relationships resulting in increased youth attachment and commitment to school, family, peers and community.
Mentoring is a proven intervention that matches adults fromthe community with adolescents who have shown a need for a strong relationship with an interested adult. This school-based mentoring program requires an adult to meet with a child at least 1/2 hour per week at the school. The length of each visit has been proven not to be as important as the duration of the relationship; therefore, we strive to create a match that will last at least 12 months. Evidence has shown that mentoring have a great impact on the life of a child!
64% of students develop more positive attitudes toward school;
58% achieve higher grades in social studeis, languages and math;
60% improve relationships with adutls;
56% improve relationships with peers;
55% are better able to expres their feelings;
64% develop higher levels of self-confidence;
62% are more likely to trust their teachers;
46% are less likely to initiate drug use;
and 27% are less likely to initiate alcohol use.
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