Youth report that mentoring offers many benefits, including help with school issues, schoolwork, and assistance in choosing a career and getting into college. – The Mentoring Effect: Young People’s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring, Civic Enterprises, 2013
Research has demonstrated that if children can increase their academic expectations and educational aspirations, the entire trajectory of their lives can be changed for the better. This Mentoring USA core program component focuses on improving mentees self-efficacy, combatting school dropout, and helping mentees make the connection between their current school experience and the outcomes they can achieve later in life. Mentoring USA staff coach mentors on how to effectively address goal-setting and academic support based on the individual student’s needs, helping improve grades and in-school behavior.
Our mentors volunteer in several categories, including General Mentoring, Foster Care, LGBT Youth, and Workplace Mentoring. Read on to learn about our programs: