Numerous studies provide powerful evidence that caring adults can positively influence youth. As role models, mentors demonstrate the tangible rewards of completing an education and the responsibility and benefits of being a productive member of society. The individual attention provided by a mentor can introduce a child to new interests, talents and opportunities; improve school performance; and reduce the rate of school drop-out, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy.
Most importantly, a mentor provides reliability in a child’s life. A mentor is a positive, adult role model who can help build and maintain a consistent and trusting relationship with a child. This invaluable relationship is something a child will carry with him or her for the rest of his or her life.
Our mentors volunteer in several categories, including General Mentoring, Foster Care, LGBT Youth, and Workplace Mentoring. Read on to learn about our programs:
Mentoring USA is currently supporting programs in the following places:
- New York City, NY
- Newark, NJ
- Silver Spring, MD
Through the generous support of funders, we have served communities in:
- Los Angeles, CA
- Houston, TX
- Austin, TX
- Louisville, KY
- Chicago, IL
- Philadelphia, PA
- Rome, NY