The Importance of Mentoring
This January, The Education Alliance joins organizations across the country in celebrating National Mentoring Month.
In real life, who do you turn to? Nine 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