Mentoring Matters

When you take the time to spend with a young person you are giving them a great gift.  Research shows that positive youth outcomes occur in mentor matches were trust and friendship are built.

Mentoring matters because it works.  Studies show that young people who have a mentor are:

  • less likely to initiate drug use
  • less likely to initiate alcohol use
  • less likely to hit someone

Mentees also show:

  • improved school attendance
  • improved school performance
  • improved peer and family relationships

Source: Making a Difference: an Impact Study of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, published by Public/Private Ventures.

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