The Importance of Mentoring
In January 2016, National Mentoring Month (NMM) will mark its 15th year as a large-scale public awareness campaign. In real life, who do you turn to? 9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices that lead up to life’s big decisions without enough guidance and support – the kind most of us count on. Every kid should have someone to turn to. Join the movement, Mentor IN REAL LIFE. Research confirms what we know — that mentoring works!
A recent landmark study by Big Brothers Big Sisters found that, nationwide, after 18 months of consistent mentoring students were:
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class
- 33% less likely to hit someone
Even taking just a few moments a week to be a positive role model can make a big difference in a child's life!
10 Reasons to Become a Mentor
National Mentoring Month PSA: Become a Mentor